Biloxi's main attractions include the Biloxi Lighthouse, Ship Island, Beauvoir, the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, and Beau Rivage Resort and Casino. Other popular activities and attractions include the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, the American Heritage Museum for Music, beaches and fishing.
The Biloxi Lighthouse was one of the South's first cast-iron lighthouses, and it has survived the onslaught of hurricanes and storms through the years. Tours of the lighthouse are available at fixed times during the week. Ship Island lies about 12 miles off the coast. It is the site of Fort Massachusetts, a stronghold that defended the mainland during the War of 1812. Ship Island also has beaches and a boardwalk with some tourist-geared sellers.
Back on the mainland is Beauvoir, the retirement home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Attractions connected to this property include a Civil War museum, presidential library, botanical garden, Confederate cemetery and war re-enactments during the Fall Muster festival. Biloxi is also home to the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, a tribute to abstract artists such as Richard Barthé and Helene Fielder.
Biloxi fell upon hard times during Hurricane Katrina, and as a result some of the facilities are still in a state of repair as of 2015.