Biloxi Lighthouse

Biloxi Lighthouse: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Biloxi Lighthouse Reviews: 4/5

Biloxi Lighthouse
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9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
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9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
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9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
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9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
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9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
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9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
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9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
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9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
About
The Biloxi Lighthouse was erected in 1848 and was one of the first cast-iron lighthouses in the South. It is the city's signature landmark and has become a post-Katrina symbol of the city's resolve and resilience. The light was civilian operated from 1848 to 1939, and is notable for its several female lightkeepers, including Maria Younghans, who tended the light for 53 years. In 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard assumed responsibility for the light's operation.After being declared surplus property in 1968, the Biloxi Lighthouse was deeded to the City of Biloxi, which eventually opened it to public tours.The lighthouse has withstood many storms over the years. Katrina's storm surge enveloped a third of the 64-foot tall lighthouse, and the constant pounding from the water and winds toppled many bricks that lined the interior of the cast iron tower. The storm’s winds also broke many of the windows in the light cupola and destroyed the structure's electrical systemIn March 2010, the city re-opened the lighthouse to public tours after a 14-month, $400,000 restoration that was funded by FEMA and MEMA and completed by Biloxi contractor J.O. Collins.
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IamZChef
627 contributions
Nice lighthouse
Apr 2021 • Couples
Hey nice lighthouse that stood the test of time against many storms. Not huge like others but still in great shape!! Did not your but very interesting story. Check it out when in Biloxi and if you take the train tour it meets here!!
Written May 18, 2021
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Minnesota42
Osseo, MN183 contributions
Located by a nice beach location
Apr 2021 • Couples
We found the lighthouse to be very small, but still a nice photo. The beach across the street had free parking and beautiful white sand. It made for a good stop for lunch and to see the gulf coast.
Written April 20, 2021
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Susan T
Holly, MI21 contributions
Lighthouse in Unusual Location!
Mar 2021
This was a very old lighthouse that is still in great shape considering the many hurricanes it has endured. We didn’t get to go inside and walk the staircase with covid going on. I did get nice photos from both sides of the highway (it’s located in the middle of the four lane highway as the beach is very close. Right after we walked across the street to the Biloxi visitor center. So glad, we picked up a lot of information, brochures, etc. Upstairs is the theatre that shows a movie in comfortable chairs of the history of Biloxi and of hurricanes and the damage done. There is a lovely gift shop in the building too.
Written April 5, 2021
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Tom
Maple Grove, MN1,791 contributions
Fine for a drive by
Dec 2020 • Family
The lighthouse was closed when we stopped, so no tour available. There is a historical placard in the parking lot by the old pier. Interesting, but not worth a stop - a drive by is fine.
Written December 30, 2020
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Jennifer W
Natchez, MS29 contributions
Nice to see for a quick stop by the visitors' center
Dec 2020
This small lighthouse is made of cast iron and was decorated with Christmas lights when we saw it in December. The lighthouse is an historic landmark with a unique history.
Written December 24, 2020
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CharlieinTexas
Austin, TX3,691 contributions
Biloxi History
Nov 2020
Can’t miss it. Across from the beach on main road through town. Biloxi history. Cast iron, so a bit unusual.

But, smallish really, not overly impressive as a structure.
Written November 26, 2020
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Robbie S
2 contributions
In Person or YouTube
Oct 2020
There is a live feed from this historic landmark on YouTube. I wanted to get in front of its view and call a member of my family to have them see me wave while on the phone. Didn't happen, but one could try on a visit.
This landmark has become a symbol of Biloxi and anyone can enter it before 10:30 am, for a small fee at the Biloxi Visitor's Center. If I recall correctly, the outer shell of the lighthouse is cast iron, so visiting after 10:30 am isn't considered a comfortable time. Also, if I recall correctly, it is Mississippi's last functioning lighthouse. Visiting this landmark is a must for history buffs in Biloxi.
Written October 20, 2020
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Teresa B
Crossville, TN81 contributions
Worth a quick stop.
Oct 2020
If you like lighthouses (which I do) you should at least make a stop at this one. It has a unique history of women lighthouse keepers and is super easy to get to. Tourism is down right now so it's not open very much so we didn't get to go inside. But, still worth a photo stop.
Written October 18, 2020
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Ma'am, the lighthouse is open every day, 7 days per week. Tours are offered from 9:00am to 9:45am. Tours are only in the morning because during the summer months, temperatures inside the tower become too dangerous for guests, and the decision was made to retain those hours year-round for consistency. We invited you to come to the visitors center to purchase tour tickets, in the morning!
Written October 19, 2020
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Chassity Cannon
Mississippi194 contributions
Symbol of a past time
Aug 2020
The Lighthouse is a symbol of Biloxi. It was relocated back in the 1800s. It sits in the middle of a busy 4 lane, Hwy 90 or Beach Road. Best to capture pics from Pier Park on the beach side. Night photos are awesome. Be sure to visit the visitors center across the road and especially pay attention to the wood carvings that chainsaw artist created out of the dead trees that Hurricane Katrina left behind.
Written August 27, 2020
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chelsealynne
Pensacola, FL874 contributions
Relocated lighthouse on a busy road
Aug 2020 • Solo
I love lighthouses so it was worth it for me to check out. It was challenging moving around trying to get a photo of it without cars and traffic lights in it! It’s still cute but I don’t think it would be worth the $5 to climb it unless you’ve never been inside a lighthouse before
Written August 18, 2020
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The Biloxi lighthouse has actually never been relocated or moved. It sits in it's original place and existed long before Highway 90 was the bustling road it is today. The only thing that ever needed done is that it leaned 2 feet from vertical after a hurricane. It had to be excavated under one side, gravity fixed the lean, and it's been good ever since.
Written September 5, 2020
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