Enjoy an informative and educational insider’s view of port operations and the Restoration Project with The Port of Gulfport Community Tours. Tours are open to the public, free of charge and reservations are not required. There are no age restrictions and families are invited to bring the little ones for an up-close look at the Gantry cranes and other eye-popping sights that are sure to amaze young minds.
Join Us For Our Next Community Tour
Saturday, December 1
10:00am – 1:00pm
The next Community Tour is scheduled for Saturday, December 1 during our Restoration Celebration Ceremony.
The Restoration Celebration ceremony, open to the public, begins at 10 a.m. and will last until 1:00pm with remarks by port officials and dignitaries and will be followed by free tours, refreshments and tenant information booths.
The completion of the construction phase of the Port’s restoration marks an important milestone in the Port’s expansion efforts and positions it for long-term success. Funding for the project came from an investment in federal money made available by Congress through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The innovative decision to invest in the Port of Gulfport following Hurricane Katrina has not only expanded the Port’s footprint, but has attracted new tenants and private investments, while also implementing workforce training programs and community outreach efforts that will aid in developing job skills for the Gulf Coast workforce.
The public can register for the event by vising https://pgrpcelebration.eventbrite.com
All guests must enter the port at the Copa Blvd. entrance. The address is 1000 Copa Blvd., Gulfport, MS.
Visit Downtown Gulfport
Downtown Gulfport is a thriving hub of entertainment, dining, culture, nightlife and entrepreneurial energy. Tour participants are encouraged to explore the district’s many amenities, including charming period architecture, historic landmarks and a vibrant mix of restaurants and retail establishments. Half Shell Oyster House, Tony’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, Port City Café, Murky Waters BBQ, and Shaggy’s Gulfport Beach are just a few of the top-rated local eateries located downtown. Stroll the art-filled courtyard of Fishbone Alley, sample a handcrafted popsicle from Pop Brothers, linger over a cup of joe at Coast Roast or PJ’s Coffee, experience the excitement of Island View Casino Resort, or picnic and play at Jones Park. One thing is certain — there’s always something new to discover and do in Downtown Gulfport.