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Biloxi Lighthouse

Hwy 90 & Porter Ave, Biloxi, MS
+1 228-374-3105
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Not as Expected

I guess I should have read more reviews before putting this on our to do list, we were expecting a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shiny_1976
Great view of the coastline

Plan ahead because the tours are only offered between 9 and 9:30 a.m. We loved the view at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Molley C
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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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Molley C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

2  Thank 284SarahB284
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank bill d
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't visit Biloxi without at least getting a picture of the lighthouse, can you? Of course not! Take some pictures from the Lighthouse Pier parking lot, and then cross the street to the Visitors Centre to learn all about the lighthouse, it's history, and...More

1  Thank ideal21
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is a very nice lighthouse but I didn't get to see it at night. However, you can imagine how it looks at night, it is right along Highway 90, you can't miss it as you ride down the beach.

Thank Alfred J
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

A landmark of the MS Gulf Coast. I love to see the lighthouse when we visit Biloxi. It has the visitor center across the street from the lighthouse.

Thank dori m
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

The lighthouse is in the middle of the road - close to water but closer to cars and the street. Still a lighthouse, still beautiful to see.

Thank luggageboston
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

So pretty!! Little scary for me at the top, but really a neat place especially if you love history!!

Thank wildwires
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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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