In 2009, archaeologists deemed land near the Biloxi Lighthouse as the oldest known French Colonial Cemetery in the South and the second oldest in the United States. A Weeping Angel from Carrera Marble resides over the area in memoriam.
“Biloxi Bacon,” or striped mullet, has been feeding Coastal residents since the Civil War. Once a staple during war times, it’s still abundant in coastal waters and best served fried or smoked with a side of grits and eggs.
Coastal Mississippi po-boys are prepared every which way. But the secret style comes dressed with mustard, mayo, lettuce, and tomato and then pressed after assembly.
A group of roosters with secret origins reside in downtown Ocean Springs. Ringleader Carl and his entourage are known to keep time better than most.
Take a step back in time aboard the Biloxi Oyster Schooner, an authentic replica of a “white winged queen” that sailed Coastal Mississippi from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s.
The Maritime & Seafood Museum in Biloxi contains 20,00 square feet of Coastal Mississippi’s aquatic history, educating visitors on shrimping, fishing, oystering, blacksmithing, net and boat making, and more!
In addition to the seafood industry, the trade of net making has been passed down by generations in Coastal Mississippi.
Paddle down the Pascagoula River, the largest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states.
Tour Lazy Magnolia, Mississippi’s oldest packaging brewery in Kiln.
On July 1, 2017, Mississippi joined 48 of its fellow states in allowing small breweries to sell beer on their premises.