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African American Military History Museum

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Address: 305 E 6th St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401-2029
Phone Number: 601-450-1942
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Packed with History

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Nichole H
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Catonsville, Maryland
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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 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... More 

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MOBILE Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 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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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 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,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 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.

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5 Thank Tonita777
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The museum was well laid out and paid a wonderful tribute to African American contributions to the armed forces. They were just recovering from a tornado that hit the museum last year. The cost was free.

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5 Thank Melodycthomas
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The African American Military History Museum is a wonderful place to visit in the City of Hattiesburg. You will find a wealth of information.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I have been to the AAMM a couple of times. It is a very impressive museum filled with incredible information about African American military personnel. I learned a lot about their contribution throughout America's military history. Many of the exhibits are interactive, as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

So informative. This is a true history of area African American men and women who have served and landmarked events.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Another jewel in Hattiesburg! Permanent displays are very informative, and changing exhibits keep it interesting. Well worth a trip, even for a non-military person! One of few remaining African American USO's ~ good use of this space! Glad we didn't lose it!

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