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Biloxi Lighthouse

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  • Type: Sightseeing
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 4.0 (3.9)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Facilities: 3.0 (3.0)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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One of the first cast-iron lighthouses built in the South, the Biloxi Lighthouse is one of the city's most revered landmarks. Erected in 1848, it was operated by local Biloxians -- including a handful of female lightkeepers -- until 1939 when the U.S. Coast Guard adopted the post. Today, the lighthouse has survived the shoreline's devastation by many a hurricane, and  now stands as a symbol of the city's resolve.

One TripAdvisor user says, "No you can't go inside but it is really nice to just stop and take a family photo as a souvenir from your trip. … The Biloxi officials paid a [renowned] sculptor to come and carve beautiful pelicans [and trees]. We really enjoyed taking pictures with these sculptures."

If you want to tour the general area, you'll have to get there early; the city operates only three tours daily Monday through Saturday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Admission starts at $5 for adults but group tours are available by appointment only. Check out the city of Biloxi's website for more details on tours.

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