- Type: Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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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.
Nearby Things To Do
Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum<0.5 miles away
Beau Rivage Resort and Casino2.1 miles away
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art4.5 miles away
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi1.8 miles away
IP Casino Resort Spa2.4 miles away
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino2.0 miles away