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African American Military History Museum
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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 1 week ago
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 4 weeks ago
kimbA9095FI
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Richland, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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. They learned about the Buffalo Soldiers and about the Red Ball Express just to mention a little of what the museum has to offer. The museum is interactive and you can use your cell phone to listen to the information. There is a nice memorial garden behind the museum. This museum is worth the visit.

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AmandaH5719, Director of Marketing at African American Military History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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!

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 layed out and informative. There were a number of displays about things I had been unaware of and so have done more research since coming home. That is a good museum, one that makes you want to delve deeper and learn more, this museum did that for me.

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AmandaH5719, Director of Marketing at African American Military History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 during that time. I took a group of boys on a tour and was really impressed. Plan to take a larger group next time, soon.

Thank Tyrone W M
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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 in there aside from a group of students finishing up a narrated tour. We found the displays very informative and interesting. Parking is ample and museum entry is free.

Thank AkuByrd
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

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

Thank 72joel
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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 nicholeh1493
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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!

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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.

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