Biloxi Lighthouse

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1050 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS, USA

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Symbol of Biloxi Mar 05, 2011
The lighthouse is a symbol of the city of Biloxi. We visited this 1848 lighthouse (which is made of cast iron - the second oldest cast iron lighthouse in the U.S.) the year after Hurricane Katrina when everything around the lighthouse had been destroyed and the lighthouse was closed to visitors.

The tower had been closed in 2002 due to safety concerns, but in August 2003, a consultant's report recommended resumption of tours with certain safety restrictions. The tower had been scheduled to reopen in the fall of 2005, but the destruction of most of the city of Biloxi by Hurricane Katrina put these plans on indefinite hold. Although the lighthouse survived the hurricane, its interior brick lining was damaged and required extensive repair. When we visited, it did look as if the Fresnel lens was still intact.

The lighthouse was relit in ceremonies on February 19, 2010. Meanwhile, the city bought land across the street (the hurricane had destroyed the buildings that were there) and the center opened in August 2011.

The lighthouse stands in the median of US 90 at the foot of Porter Street in Biloxi, just west of the I-110 interchange. Site and visitor center open daily; tower open for tours in the early morning (9:00-9:30 am) daily year round, weather permitting.

Address: 1050 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39530

Phone: (228) 374-3105

Website: http://www.biloxi.ms.us/
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