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Biloxi is, together with Gulfport, county seat for Harrison County in Mississippi, the United States of America. The history of Biloxi begins more than 300 years ago as the first permanent establishment in Louisiana, under the name of Fort Maurepas. Today, the city is also nicknamed Playground of the South, Buck City or The Promiseland. Biloxi is home to many famous people - actress Jessica Alba, Edward Charles Edmond Barq, business man and co-founder of Barq's Root Beer, Jimmy Buffet - singer, writer and business man, Chris LeDoux - country singer, Jack Nelson, Pulitzer winning journalist and Eric Roberts, actor. If you want to visit Biloxi, you should know that not only people make this town great, but also places.
Top Attractions within Biloxi
Biloxi Lighthouse was built in 1848 as one of the firsts iron lighthouses in the south of the United States of America. This is the signature landmark for Biloxi and it was used from its opening until 1939. In present, the Biloxi Lighthouse is used as a museum and is opened to public tours.
Old Brick House is a great example of old building raised in a style mixing French colonialism and American traditionalism. The house is now a history museum and also a gathering place for the community.
Pleasant Reed House was built in 1887 by a man named Pleasant Reed, who was born a slave. The house was built by this man alone and in present it is moved into the yard of a future museum.
St. Michael's Catholic Church is the parish's church, built on the theme of sea and fishermen.
Tulis Toledano Manor is another historic building since 1856, a great example of antebellum architecture. This Biloxi manor was built back in the 19th century for Christoval and Matilde Toledano and nowadays is a museum.