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Mississippi Armed Forces Museum

1001 Lee AVE W, Building 850, Hattiesburg, MS 39407-0001
+1 601-558-2757
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Great museum!!! Mississippi is hot.

A great museum! The Gold Star portion was especially insightful. Kids enjoyed the manikin... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
scRollTide
via mobile
A 5 star salute to those who serve (and have served!)

This museum is free to the public and is on the campus of Camp Shelby. We have been to the WW II... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
wendy S
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Madison, Mississippi
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We are temporarily closed until 2016 due to construction for our expansion project. Please continue to check our Facebook account and website for updates.
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  • Average2%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1001 Lee AVE W, Building 850, Hattiesburg, MS 39407-0001
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum! The Gold Star portion was especially insightful. Kids enjoyed the manikin displays. The landing on all of the exhibits are short, to the point, and large enough you don't have to bee right in front to read them. Everyone enjoyed the outdoor...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

This museum is free to the public and is on the campus of Camp Shelby. We have been to the WW II Museum in NOLA and this is comparable, albeit on a smaller scale. Exhibits were well-done and we absorbed as much information as we...More

Thank wendy S
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I usually hate museums, especially history or war ones, but I really liked it here. I was surprised that I enjoyed looking at all the tanks etc.. The way they've laid out the displays is excellent and I definitely recommend it, even for people who...More

1  Thank jarvo2001
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

I had no idea this museum existed but what a gem. Even though it was free, clearly there was plenty of money spent in the creation and curation of the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum. The presentation is top rated and compares favorably to famous institutions...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum is well worth the effort to visit if in the area. There is a collection of material and artifacts from all major engagements that people from Mississippi have been involved in. From the War of 1812 to the War on...More

1  Thank JHChicago2014
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

While it might not be the biggest, it is certainly one of the best. This is the military history of the State of Mississippi. This is located on the National Guard base Of Camp Shelby. Professional displays, knowledgeable staff and great displays both inside and...More

2  Thank claudel934
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Small building hosting a wealth of info.....we were there for an 1 1/2 hours and had to go and hadn't made it to the end of WW2.....and it's FREE!!!

2  Thank corntrader
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

An amazing museum exhibiting the changing methods and machinery used by various military branches for each and every war fought by the united states. Included many different side lines, i.e. women's changing roles in the military or supporting the military, a walk through a trench,...More

2  Thank Ann H
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited the museum and were pleasantly surprised. It was well laid out with great displays and stories about Mississippi veterans and the part they played in the wars past. Also the vast array of tanks was very interesting.

2  Thank Holtee1
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Educational and very interesting. Well designed and not just for military personnel. Great for family

1  Thank 18jackg
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