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Biloxi Lighthouse

Hwy 90 & Porter Ave, Biloxi, MS
+1 228-374-3105
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Wish tours were a bit later

Tours at this time are early morning only- would be nice to have one in the afternoon I did... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Picturesque focal point of Biloxi

The Biloxi Lighthouse is very easy to get to as it stands in the median of the 4-lane Gulf Coast... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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  • Average16%
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Hwy 90 & Porter Ave, Biloxi, MS
+1 228-374-3105
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tours at this time are early morning only- would be nice to have one in the afternoon I did visit their website and watched a most interesting video about its history- would strongly recommend anyone visiting to watch this first.

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Biloxi Lighthouse is very easy to get to as it stands in the median of the 4-lane Gulf Coast highway.

Thank AAHolt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived around 9:15 am when we could climb to the top. Pay $5 to hear a little history and go to the top. It's a good story and a beautiful view and not too high of a climb. I did get a little anxious on...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place was only a short drive by after hours but very attractive well kept in a Nice area.Beautiful views of the water and area would like to go back and go up.

Thank Y2305CNkennethb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of visiting this location and were not disappointed. The lighthouse is well kept and very picturesque next to the beach. There is a lot of traffic going by, but pictures without traffic are still possible with patience. It is disappointing that...More

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This signature landmark of Biloxi which is standing right in front of Biloxi visitor's center is a very easy site to spot while driving on I-90. The cast-iron lighthouse makes a pleasant site with beautiful white-sand Biloxi beach in background

1  Thank vinit1791
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first thing I noticed while I was passing the Gulf port. It can be easily seen almost from everywhere and also can be seen that it passed a long history. Don t miss it.

Thank amir_atp
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We were travelling from Nola to Mobile and wanted to stop in Mississippi so we targeted Biloxi beach and the lighthouse. Suprised t find the lighthouse in the middle of the street! Biloxi beach is lovely white sand, easy access as the highway runs along...More

Thank Krack639
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The Biloxi Lighthouse is interesting and very accessible. It sits in the median of the highway so it is easy to get to pictures. It's also right at the beach and the Biloxi Visitor Center.

1  Thank PSmith5407
Reviewed 25 November 2017

The lighthouse was small than I expected. It is located on the beach close to the sidewalk. I didn't actually go up to it and I'm not sure if you can go in it. It does look pretty though.

Thank rr177
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7 October 2017|
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Response from Taciturn | Reviewed this property |
not high ... about 50 more or less.
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.