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“Packed with History”

African American Military History Museum
Ranked #9 of 25 things to do in Hattiesburg
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 patriotic icon. Open Wednesday through Friday 10am - 4pm. Saturday 12am - 4pm. No Admission Fee.
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 and interactive exhibits...for free. And of cell phone navigation isn't an option. There is video narration, too. After my one year old had a meltdown, we sat outside in the memory garden and talked with one of the locals who was passing through. All in all, we had a very pleasant experience.

Thank Nichole H
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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 a little skeptical at first because there weren't any cars in the parking lot. But we went on it. Mr. Eddie was very kind and gave us the background on the area and how the museum was established. I was very surprised by the interactive exhibits and how well everything was organized and put together. My children are ages 4 and 7 and definitely enjoyed themselves. The museum is very small, but if you go through and read everything and view all exhibits you can spend around 45 minutes to an hour. I'm glad we went to visit!

2  Thank Aimee S
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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.

Thank Lilbama
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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 oral/visual "artifacts " of the local descendants of these brave people, a museum was created, burned down, then restored through numerous transformations and uses.
The 'very proud local youths' who narrated and led the tour were so excited and knowledgeable to orate about the local heroes/heroines that willingly served in the military in spite of the lack of respect here in their own country.
I am greatly moved, educated, and proud of this hidden, historically important part of our Americans of African descent, especially the ones highlighted at this local, Hattiesburg supported museum.
Our thanks to you, Hattiesburg, Miss.

7  Thank LDIANA P
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

This small but concentrated museum shows the little known truths about the unsung heroes and veterans and their roles in our wars and military actions. The lobby presents a life size replica of a typical USO provided to our service men and women overseas.

6  Thank Tonita777
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