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Biloxi Lighthouse

Hwy 90 & Porter Ave, Biloxi, MS
+1 228-374-3105
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It's a small lighthouse

I live in the area. I've never really gotten the hype of this lighthouse. If it were on a cliff... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2016
princessoheina
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Biloxi, Mississippi
A must do Adventure!

While visiting Biloxi MS, I had this on our things to do list, and was glad we made it. You buy... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2016
Linda S
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Bellevue, Nebraska, United States
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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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Reviewed November 9, 2016

I live in the area. I've never really gotten the hype of this lighthouse. If it were on a cliff, huge lighthouse looking over the water, I could understand why people love it. It's nice to look at, yes. But it's really not that huge...More

1  Thank princessoheina
Reviewed November 1, 2016

While visiting Biloxi MS, I had this on our things to do list, and was glad we made it. You buy a ticket across the street from the new Welcome Center and a guide takes you up to the top to the viewing area. You...More

1  Thank Linda S
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Lovely old lighthouse. Unfortunately, because of the cast iron built, tour times are very limited. Not to mention that the lighthouse sits smack dab in the middle of a busy road. Very nice, though. Worth a visit to take a photo or two even if...More

1  Thank TravelinSoul
Reviewed October 24, 2016

View was well worth the climb. This lighthouse withstood numerous hurricanes, including Camille and Katrina. Still remained tall among the debris & devastation. A symbol of the residents.

Thank Bj21849
Reviewed October 18, 2016

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...

2  Thank DiabloX
Reviewed October 12, 2016

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

1  Thank ROSE S
Reviewed October 10, 2016

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...More

Thank tank1050
Reviewed October 7, 2016

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...More

1  Thank TravellinTex1
Reviewed October 4, 2016

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
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Mary S
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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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