Hopefully, the Biloxi Lighthouse will be ready for touring again by next spring. Restoration work is set to begin in May and is slated to be finished by the end of the year. Hurricane Katrina washed out part of the brick interior and completely destroyed the electrical system.
Built in 1848 as a "working lighthouse," the 61-foot cast-iron tower has long been a draw for tourists and locals alike (partly because of the spectacular view from the top).
Along with restoring the lighthouse itself, there are plans to build a new visitor's center on the north side of U.S. 90 directly across from the tower.