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Mississippi Armed Forces Museum

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Best Kept Secret in the Nation

What a fantastic museum. Can't imagine this type of facility hidden on a National Guard Base. It... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Pensacola Beach, Florida

I had a chance to stop at the museum while I training on Camp Shelby. I was very surprised and... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
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1001 Lee AVE W, Building 850, Hattiesburg, MS 39407-0001
+1 601-558-2757
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

What a fantastic museum. Can't imagine this type of facility hidden on a National Guard Base. It is simply awesome with some of the best exhibits I've seen in any museum in the Country. It's free and provides an excellent view of warfare from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Anthony1124
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

I had a chance to stop at the museum while I training on Camp Shelby. I was very surprised and impressed st the details I. The museum and how informative the exhibits were. I didn’t expect it to be that great but this was classic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank timpJ1104DN
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The museum was renovated two or three years ago. It’s got a more open design, and it s information is much ore culturally aware. Credit, and historical significance is given to soldiers of all races and genders. I, my husband, and our college student son...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank madcox22
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I loved this museum. They have so many wonderful displays and pieces of military history. The mannequin displays are very well done. My favorite part of the equipment outside.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 956angelw
Reviewed 15 June 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank scRollTide
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank dubnerw
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

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank jarvo2001
Reviewed 1 March 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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Barry L
Reviewed 24 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

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank J222_psu
Reviewed 11 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

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank claudel934
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