Biloxi Lighthouse Mississippi Mondays

Slightly different choice for Mississippi Mondays today. You can learn more about the Biloxi Lighthouse at and (camera showing traffic appears to be installed on or near the Lighthouse, facing west . In addition to the above, it was featured on Mississippi vehicle tags for a while:, specifically here’s what it looks like: Tours are available, see below for more details.

From the Biloxi city website for the Lighthouse (second link in the first paragraph above:

Video and photos: To see a 12-minute documentary about the Biloxi Lighthouse, narrated by Biloxi native and Miss America 1959 Mary Ann Mobley, click here (12:52 minutes long). To see a gallery of images from through the years, click here. To see a video of a post-Katrina song about the Biloxi Lighthouse, written by local singer-songwriter Steve Cason, click here (YouTube video).  To see a brochure about the Biloxi Lighthouse, created pre-Katrina, click here (PDF).

Guided tours: Daily at 9, 9:15 and 9:30 a.m., weather permitting. No reservations required, except for group tours, which can be arranged by calling (228) 374-3105.

Admission: $5, adults, $2 children ages 2 to 12), with discounts for groups.

Location: The lighthouse is in the middle of U.S. 90 at Porter Avenue, south of the new Biloxi Visitors Center, and just west of I-110 loop and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.

More info: Email Biloxi’s museums office at or call (228) 374-3105.

I have driven past the Lighthouse many times over the years, but have never been inside it. Granted, that’s not much to see inside although you can get a good perspective if you make it into the top section, but it’s still on my Bucket List. The video by Mary Ann Mobley has a lot of history packed into it.

To learn more about Mary Ann Mobley, Miss America 1959 and the first Mississippian to be crowned Miss America, She buried in Mississippi:

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