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Biloxi Lighthouse

Hwy 90 & Porter Ave, Biloxi, MS
+1 228-374-3105
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Nice light house

This light house splits the highway between Biloxi and Gulfport. Very old and operational. Nice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
OleBig
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Warner Robins, Georgia
A True Site to See

If you are into lighthouses, this one is very much worth a visit. You need to see it in the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
casinolil
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Foley, Alabama
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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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Hwy 90 & Porter Ave, Biloxi, MS
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+1 228-374-3105
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This light house splits the highway between Biloxi and Gulfport. Very old and operational. Nice piece of scenery.

1  Thank OleBig
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are into lighthouses, this one is very much worth a visit. You need to see it in the daylight and then also at sunset or night.

1  Thank casinolil
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have lighthouses in NJ and a lot taller than this one, but it was cute and a good attraction to take a picture of. If you don't live in a coastal area and never went in and traversed the stairs of a lighthouse, than...More

Thank requinn3
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

Omg...my family and i really enjoyed our stay in Biloxi! Everything was great!! That's a great vacation spot! Show nuff the water park! It was amazing!! ♥️♥️♥️

Thank Keya B
Reviewed June 4, 2017

The fact that this lighthouse is still hanging in there with all the various storms and surge that comes thru this area, is incredible.

Thank Walby
Reviewed May 31, 2017

This was a good family activity. Our tour guide told us facts about the lighthouse, and my kids were very interested. Seeing the water levels marked on the inside really puts the severity of the hurricanes into perspective. It is a small lighthouse, and I...More

Thank Aimee G
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Very neat activity, great view of the beach. My Mom and I watched the sunrise near the lighthouse, gorgeous. A good family activity.

Thank Mama_B1A
Reviewed May 27, 2017

It's pretty small and in the middle of the street. Located between the visitor center and the beach. You can't miss it. Nice to look at but that's it.

Thank Carlos C
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Beautiful lighthouse but not much of an attraction. There are actually 2 lighthouses in Biloxi both worth a drive by not much for a destination.

Thank Meg R
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Visited the lighthouse, but did not have opportunity to go up inside. Survived Katrina and still stands strong in the medium of 4 lane Beach Blvd. Appears to be in reasonably good condition based on her age.

Thank BamaGrandslammer
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Lyn N
March 12, 2017|
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Response from sowardgrandpapa1 | Reviewed this property |
The latest information that I have is that tours are Monday - Saturday (weather permitting) 9, 9:15 and 9:30. Admission: Adults $5.00 and Children 2-12 $2.00. No reservation needed. Their phone number is 228-374-3105. There... More
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Cathy B
September 18, 2016|
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Response from lighthousekeeper80 | Property representative |
Tours are $5 for adults, $2 for children and are given at 9, 9:15, and 9:30am. Tickets can be purchased from the Visitors Center across the street.
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