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Biloxi Lighthouse

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Address: Hwy 90 & Porter Ave, Biloxi, MS
Phone Number: 12283743105
9:00 am - 9:45 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:45 am

The Biloxi Lighthouse was erected in 1848 and was one of the first...

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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A Beautiful Lighthouse...

This lighthouse is plain, but pretty. It's a great photo op, but is situated in the middle of U.S. Highway 90, which makes it hard to visit & photograph...

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Slidell, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This lighthouse is plain, but pretty. It's a great photo op, but is situated in the middle of U.S. Highway 90, which makes it hard to visit & photograph...

Thank DiabloX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a place to stop and take photos. It is an amazing lighthouse full of history. Always stop there when we are in Biloxi.

Thank ROSE S
Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This lighthouse has limited tour times, early morning only, 9, 9;30 & 10, They told us because of the heat that builds during the rest of the day due to its cast iron frame. It has a most unique location, between the opposing lanes of traffic of Beach Rd (US Route 90) right in front of the Visitor's Center. Even... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always liked to check out the unusual lighthouses in New England and this one actually resembles the Fenwick Lighthouse on the inner breakwater of the Connecticut River in Old Saybrook, however this one is not on the water, it is right smack in the middle of US 90 (Beach Boulevard). If you are planning to visit the beach, this... More 

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Grayson, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit and so easy to get to. Pretty at night! An added treat for the coast and on the beach side.

Thank katork
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The history of this landmark is cool! Women maintaining it for so many years! Pretty flowers planted around it.

Thank Mary S
Biloxi, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the few lighthouses you can get up close to. They just refreshed it so it looks great.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were there after tour times so that was a bit disappointing. Plus it was smaller than I would of thought it to be. This is why I rated it average.

Thank 715chetw
Eastman, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pretty sight on the main rouyethru town. Nice parking lot so you can exit you vehicle. It is overlooking the beach which is very pretty

Thank Elizabeth W
Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Any light house is interesting to visit but the one in Biloxi is worth the visit.and is not difficult to navigate.

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