Pleasant Reed House

The original 1887 home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, however the Pleasant Reed Interpretive Center was constructed in 2008 from the restoration plans. The Pleasant Reed Interpretive Center remains an important cultural asset that educates visitors about a remarkable African American family. Seeking a better life, Pleasant Reed led his family to new opportunities and a fresh start in Biloxi. The Reed family persevered through immense prejudice in a world that fought against them rather than for them. Despite the adversity, the Reeds held steadfast, and their family story remains an inspiration for all generations today. The exterior of the house is an exact replica of the original “shotgun” form home, and the interior of the home welcomes tours and exhibitions.


Hours of Operation : Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM

386 Beach Boulevard Biloxi, MS 39530
(228) 374 5547