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African American Military History Museum

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We learned a lot, very informative

So glad we stopped, this is a small museum housed in a former USO building, it felt like walking... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kim B
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Richland, Washington
A Unique Museum

An informative boutique museum. What makes it special is the setting - the actual USO club... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
easyjay39402
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Mississippi Gulf Coast, Mississippi
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4 days ago
“We learned a lot, very informative”
13 Jun 2018
“A Unique Museum”
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Military History Museum focusing on Hattiesburg area African American Soldiers who have served in the US Military since Spanish American War. Includes Jesse Leroy Brown, America's first black naval aviator, and Ruth Bailey Earl, WWII WAC, nurse and...more
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305 E 6th St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401-2029
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+1 601-450-1942
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Reviewed 4 days ago

So glad we stopped, this is a small museum housed in a former USO building, it felt like walking into the past as we entered. Once inside we were cheerfully greeted, all our questions answered and a lot of information given. The displays were well...More

Thank Kim B
AmandaH5719, Director of Marketing at African American Military History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, Kim! Thank you for your kind words about your visit to the museum! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

An informative boutique museum. What makes it special is the setting - the actual USO club (restored) used by servicemen undergoing basic training at nearby Camp Shelby during WW 2. The volunteer staff was especially welcoming and helpful.

Thank easyjay39402
Amanda H, Director of Marketing at African American Military History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the museum!

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Small museum, but worth visiting. Love the displays with recorded information. It's free. Easy to find, parking next to it.

Thank Khondker_Islam
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Served in the US Army for 25 years. 14 years 9 months and 23 days of it in the National Guard. Camp Shelby is in Hattiesburg and was our main training area for many, many years and yet I had never heard of this museum...More

Thank Tyrone W M
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Wifee and I were on our way up to Jackson, MS after spending a week in Louisiana. Hattiesburg was our half way rest stop on the way. The muesum is in a very quite/out of the way part of the town. Hardly anyone else was...More

Thank AkuByrd
Reviewed 20 September 2016

really enjoyed this museum , very interesting covering all the African American contributions to this country.

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Sure the neighborhood is a bit rough and rundown, but don't let it deter you. The museum is packed with information about the military history of African American soldiers. Not only is it housed in the original building, but it contains a cell phone tour...More

Thank Nichole H
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We came across the African American Military History Museum when searching for things to do in Hattiesburg. When we arrived, there was a big Army tank out front that my 4 year old son was excited to get a photo in front of. I was...More

2  Thank Aimee S
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Not a safe place to visit, people hanging around that look like they would take whatever you have, all times of the day.

Thank Lilbama
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

This small but powerful museum is located in the neighborhood where some of our nation's unsung military men and women once lived, went to school, and played! Many historical buildings and homes weren't preserved, which is typical here in our country. However, through donations of...More

7  Thank LDIANA P
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