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Biloxi Lighthouse

Hwy 90 & Porter Ave, Biloxi, MS
+1 228-374-3105
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Not operational if any threat of storms

Not raining now, but the lighthouse tour is closed today. Plan to go on a completely clear day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kristin G
via mobile
Iconic Gulf Coast Lighthouse

Everyone needs a picture of this lighthouse. It has survived the hurricanes and has been their for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pam C
New Orleans, Louisiana
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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: 09:00 - 09:45
Hwy 90 & Porter Ave, Biloxi, MS
+1 228-374-3105
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not raining now, but the lighthouse tour is closed today. Plan to go on a completely clear day. Unfortunately rain looks to be a possibility the rest of our trip.

Thank Kristin G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone needs a picture of this lighthouse. It has survived the hurricanes and has been their for decades. Beautiful!

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Witnessed a wedding at this lighthouse making a memory that will last forever. A landmark for the area, certainly.

Thank newfishes1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beauty of a lighthouse with a unique history. It takes about 5 minutes to stop and take pics and definately do it when traffic not so heavy.

Thank dooleyandfreddie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beacon of the highway. You can see this icon and it is very interesting. Great photo opportunities too.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my families first time to vacation in Biloxi. We were glad we did. It had nice restaurants and the beach was nice enough but no blue waters.

Thank steve30777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lighthouse was beautiful to look at in the evening! We did not climb it and we were sad to see so much trash across the way at the Pier and water.

Thank Yamariz
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Biloxi Lighthouse has a very interesting history and is well worth your time. The view from the time is beautiful and the fact that it is in the middle of a highway makes it a unique lighthouse visit.

Thank robinsp1429
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

My family and I were on the way to Florida from New Orleans when we passed by the Biloxi Lighthouse. While it seemed rather underwhelming at the time, (I've been to coastal Maine lighthouses in comparison) after seeing the inside of the Lighthouse, reading about...More

2  Thank Hannah R
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The guide was really good to explain all the history and answer all of our questions. Great view of the bay from the top. We were able to take our time. Enjoyed it!

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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
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.