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Biloxi Lighthouse

Hwy 90 & Porter Ave, Biloxi, MS
+1 228-374-3105
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Short and sweet!!

It's only open until 9:45am I think and I saw why. We went around 9:30 am on a morning when the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sexysag1969
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New York City, New York
Odd Location

This is a small lighthouse in the middle of a highway near the water. They offer tours in which you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TravelGirlAK87
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
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Hwy 90 & Porter Ave, Biloxi, MS
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+1 228-374-3105
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Reviewed yesterday

It's only open until 9:45am I think and I saw why. We went around 9:30 am on a morning when the temperature was around 82. Itt cost $5 and it's a narrow spiral staircase to the top. Single file of course and you have to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small lighthouse in the middle of a highway near the water. They offer tours in which you can climb the lighthouse but you have to be able to fit through a latch door and climb a narrow ladder to get to the...More

1  Thank TravelGirlAK87
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lighthouse is very nice sitting by itself with all kinds of building, casinos, around. It could use some TLC. I always enjoy lighthouses so it was worth the stop.

1  Thank 1991KEB
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old lighthouse still stands despite the storms and time passing. There are many ships making their way to the New Orleans port and many fishing boats guide themselves home with the lighthouse. It is an old school lighthouse in design, but serves a time...More

2  Thank CyndyandByron
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only lighthouse located in the middle of a four lane highway, I believe! Made of cast iron, a testament to the sturdy nature of the folks in the area. Amazed to find out that the water level during hurricane Katrina went to the second...More

2  Thank Joe D
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

I guess I should have read more reviews before putting this on our to do list, we were expecting a larger lighthouse and for it to be in a more accessible area. It's literally in the middle of the median, making it difficult to actually...More

6  Thank Shiny_1976
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Plan ahead because the tours are only offered between 9 and 9:30 a.m. We loved the view at the top. Wear comfortable shoes to climb the spiral stairs and ladder to the top.

1  Thank Molley C
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

A great view from the top. Beware of the steep spiral staircase up to the top. Metal, open view steps with a ladder at the top. It sure wakes up the quad muscles for the next day! Great information book at the top. Amazing to...More

3  Thank Pat-FrankG
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This was our second trip up the Biloxi Lighthouse (3/30/18). It's just $5 to go up. It's a smaller lighthouse with a really cool view once at the top. I was so impressed with the employees at the Biloxi Visitor center as well. I called...More

5  Thank 284SarahB284
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

First time visitors, we went at about noon when it was windy and overcast limiting our time to about ten minutes. Later on our way back to the hotel it was about sunset and the skies cleared with just a breeze making it a perfect...More

3  Thank bill d
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ggrayban
7 October 2017|
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Response from Taciturn | Reviewed this property |
not high ... about 50 more or less.
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Lyn N
13 March 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
19 September 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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