African American Military History Museum

African American Military History Museum, Hattiesburg

African American Military History Museum

African American Military History Museum
4.5
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

4.5
25 reviews
Excellent
18
Very good
4
Average
1
Poor
1
Terrible
1

Andrea
Superior, WI134 contributions
Great history stop & highly recommend
Jul 2021 • Family
What a hidden gem & well worth a stop! Vanessa made us feel right at home & gave a great introduction and history of the area to us, along with future plans! Our 3 year old liked the interactive portions of the museum, we would come back again! Plus there is no fee to the museum
Written July 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ResqPAC
NC119 contributions
Amazing museum
Apr 2021
Don’t miss this little gem if you are a military history buff. Staff said they are adding outside vehicles later this year. The movie is great.
Written April 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

100604120713
1 contribution
Is it really free admission?
Jun 2019 • Family
Is it really free admission?im going for a mini family vacation and I wanna know is it free admission?
Written June 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Yes, there is no charge to tour the museum. Also, you can have a museum staff member take your family on the tour and give you greater details of the exhibits.
Written June 12, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ShawnSoter
Poplarville21 contributions
Historical Gem in Downtown Hattiesburg!
Jan 2019 • Family
This place is amazing! So much history in one building! This really is a gem in Downtown Hattiesburg. A lot of planning and organization (and funding!) went into creating these amazing exhibits that tell the full story of the contributions made by African Americans in military history. And by so many Hattiesburg natives who did some amazing things. You can easily spend a few hours here reading all the information and watching the videos, and everything is so well done.
Written May 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

aim
17 contributions
great activity
Jan 2019 • Family
this is such a great little museum - its so informative - at the start of the tour there is listening station where you can hear from different veterans about their different experiences.
the staff here is great :)
Written March 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Denise E
Gulfport, MS83 contributions
Small but Interesting
Oct 2018 • Friends
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.
Written November 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!
Written November 5, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kim B
Richland, WA140 contributions
We learned a lot, very informative
Sep 2018 • Couples
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.
Written October 17, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!
Written October 18, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

easyjay39402
Mississippi Gulf Coast, MS1 contribution
A Unique Museum
Jun 2018 • Family
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.
Written June 13, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!
Written June 14, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Khondker_Islam
Jackson, MS413 contributions
History from the past
Jul 2017 • Solo
Small museum, but worth visiting. Love the displays with recorded information. It's free. Easy to find, parking next to it.
Written July 15, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tyrone W McCray
Clinton, MS60 contributions
Young men out for a day
May 2016 • Family
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.
Written April 7, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 25
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about African American Military History Museum

African American Military History Museum is open:
  • Wed - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM