Welcome to Biloxi, Mississippi, the Gulf Coast’s most progressive and exciting community. On this peninsula, you will experience the same colorful tapestry of sights, sounds, and smells that has captivated this area’s inhabitants for over 300 years.
On the sandy shores of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi stands as one of the oldest cities in the United States. Biloxi boasts a fascinating history, having first been settled by the French looking for the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Myriad attractions tell the story of the city’s historically rich past. Monuments to the memory include Beauvoir, the last home of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy; the 138-year-old Biloxi Lighthouse; Fort Massachusetts on Ship Island; the George E. Ohr Museum, which houses the unique pottery of a turn of the century artisan; and the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, which traces the story of how Biloxi once reigned as the Seafood Capital of the World.
Biloxi’s social calendar is filled with plenty of festivals, parades, and fishing rodeos galore. Join the natives in celebrating Mardi Gras, the Blessing of the Fleet, which is part of our many enjoyable festivals, or stop in at any of Biloxi’s dozen attractions. The multi-million dollar Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center is host to non-stop entertainment.
Excellent schools, hospitals, and housing facilities make Biloxi an attractive place for potential residents, as well as guests. In addition to the seafood industry, employment has had an ever-diversifying industrial scene, as well as at Keesler Air Force Base, the largest electronics center in the world. Located in the heart of the city, Keesler brings people from all over the world to Biloxi.