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Biloxi Lighthouse, Biloxi

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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 system

In 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.

Tours are offered daily(weather permitting) at 9.00 a.m., 9:15 a.m., and 9:30 p.m. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Biloxi Lighthouse and many more Biloxi attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Biloxi road trip planner .
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  • The Biloxi Lighthouse is very easy to get to as it stands in the median of the 4-lane Gulf Coast highway.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • We went to the visitors center (just for pamphlets maybe restaurant suggestions) stayed there for hours to learn about the towns history in their theater showing films and the head set tour. We stopped in just to find a place to take our 5 kids and turned out it was the place we unexpectedly had in mind great friendly staff!!!! Oh and we went on Christmas Eve they were amazing and beautiful old home and statues around the land across the street a play ground i give it a 100 on a 1-10 scale. Wish the people knew how much we enjoyed the place and history and their time
  • Tis the season! In November and December the halls are festively decked out fir Christmas. They sponson fairs throughout the year and for a small fee you can go up into the lighthouse.
  • I love my landmarks. It has many to offer! Many people has taking thousands of pictures for it. Worth to visit and take a remarkable memory there!
  • You would need to go Visitor center in order to go to Lighthouse. When i went, tour to Biloxi lighthouse was from 9-9:30 Am only, so better check them ahead and plan if you want to take that tour. The people at the Visitor center werent friendly, they dint even cared whos walking in or leaving. But it has some displays on Biloxi’s history which is worth checking
  • It's a drive by, because it's in the middle of the street. But take the time to park at the beach and read the marker then stroll down the lighthouse Pier

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