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African American Military History Museum

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Small but Interesting

Although the museum is small, it has a lot of information. I took a small group of girls to visit... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Denise E
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Gulfport, Mississippi
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 18 October 2018
kimbA9095FI
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Richland, Washington
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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 3 November 2018

Although the museum is small, it has a lot of information. I took a small group of girls to visit, we were able to learn about women who served in the military such as Charity Adams the first African American in the Woman's Army Corps....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Denise E
AmandaH5719, Director of Marketing at African American Military History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Hello, Denise! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the museum! Thank you for stopping by, and for leaving us a few kind words. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 18 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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AmandaH5719, Director of Marketing at African American Military History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2016
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

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 72joel
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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank nicholeh1493
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

Date of experience: June 2016
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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.

Date of experience: September 2015
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