Biloxi, Mississippi, is home to attractions such as the Biloxi Lighthouse, Beauvoir, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi Shrimping Trip, and Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum. Area restaurants such as the Half Shell Oyster House, Taranto's Crawfish and Mary Mahoney's Old French House provide regional and ethnic dishes.
One of the South's first cast-iron lighthouses, the Biloxi Lighthouse, was also one of the few survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Tours of the lighthouse are available at select times, and there is an accompanying museum that details the lighthouse's history. The Beauvoir is an historic site that served as the home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis upon his retirement. Along with tours, the site also offers a Civil War museum, battle re-enactments, a botanical garden, a presidential library and a Confederate cemetery.
The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art presents the abstract ceramic and sculpture work of local artists, including Richard Barthé and Helene Fielder. The 70-minute Biloxi Shrimping Trip introduces visitors to one of the major industries in the region and also offers hands-on light fishing and an overview of the rich sea life of the Gulf Sea. The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum is a testament to the history of the seafood business in the area.