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Biloxi Lighthouse picture in Biloxi
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  • $5 for adults; $2 for kids 2-12
  • Guided tours at 9, 9:15 and 9:30 daily

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  • 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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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 (Hurricane Katrina's storm surge waters covered a third of the 64-foot-tall lighthouse) and stands as a symbol of the city's resolve.

Recent visitors loved this historic lighthouse, noting its beauty and praising the views of the Gulf Coast from above. And while some said the structure itself is on the small side, travelers said taking the tour is worth it as the guides offer more information on the lighthouse's purpose, history and resilience through the years.

If you want to tour the lighthouse, you'll have to get there early; the city operates only three tours daily at 9, 9:15 and 9:30 a.m. Admission starts at $5 for adults and $2 for students; group tours (and discounts) are available by appointment only. Check out the city of Biloxi's website for more details.

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#1 Biloxi Lighthouse 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 ... Read more » LuMag00 / Flickr

#2 Ship Island About 12 miles off the coast of Biloxi, Ship Island is a popular daytrip for families. Once there, you can relax on the beach with its glistening white sands or ... Read more » Edibobb / Wikimedia Commons

#3 MGM Park Home to the Biloxi Shuckers, the Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, MGM Park is a fairly new stadium. The baseball field opened to the public in June 2015 and ... Read more » Courtesy of Benton Reed Photography

#4 Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art If you're a fan of abstract art, you'll love the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum's modern ceramics and sculptures. The campus was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry and ... Read more » Robert Brooks / Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

#5 Beauvoir Beauvoir was the retirement home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and it's a must-see for Civil War enthusiasts. The main residence – a Louisiana-raised, cottage-style plantation with a smaller, single-room ... Read more » ncpttmedia / Flickr

#6 Hurricane Katrina Memorial Hurricane Katrina took a large toll on Biloxi. It decimated its casinos, damaged its famous lighthouse and took the lives of hundreds along the Gulf Coast. This 12-foot-tall black granite ... Read more » Courtesy of fema.gov

#7 Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum This museum was established in 1986 to shed light on the area's maritime history and its importance to Biloxi. It was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the ... Read more » Deb Perry / Getty Images

#8 Casinos Biloxi's casinos draw gamblers far and wide – and they're a big part of the city's tourism and history. Many of the area's casinos are connected to ... Read more » Michael Blann / Getty Images

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LuMag00 / Flickr

Visitors can tour Fort Massachusetts on Ship Island. It was built for national defense, to protect the U.S. from enemy forces. Edibobb / Wikimedia Commons

The city's minor league baseball team, the Biloxi Shuckers, plays at MGM Park. Courtesy of Benton Reed Photography

This art museum has interesting installations on its grounds, as well as a plethora of works indoors. Robert Brooks / Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

The Beauvoir complex consists of the east cottage and the main house, as well as a presidential library and Confederate cemetery. ncpttmedia / Flickr

The Hurricane Katrina Memorial stands as a tribute to those on the Gulf Coast who lost their lives in the devasting storm. Courtesy of fema.gov

Deb Perry / Getty Images

Michael Blann / Getty Images

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