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“Excellent war museum”

Mississippi Armed Forces Museum
Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Hattiesburg
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: We are temporarily closed until 2016 due to construction for our expansion project. Please continue to check our Facebook account and website for updates.
Collins, Mississippi
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent war museum”
Reviewed 6 June 2013

This museum is set up to take you through American involvement in wars chronilogically. Museum is small but very well laid out and interesting. A must for kids. I have taken kids there many times and they never get tired of it.

Thank Stephanie P
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Toronto, Canada
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149 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Excellent museum”
Reviewed 29 December 2012

This is on an active military base so you must show identification to the guard. It was a little confusing to find the museum so I would suggest you ask the guard for the easiest way to get there. There was no signage on which roads to take and we ended up asking a couple soldiers that were outside another building.

We weren't sure what to expect since there was no charge to visit this museum. Often times that will mean it is very small and limited exhibits. The Armed Forces Museum was the complete opposite. There are exhibits covering the Civil War and everything in between there and present day Iraq. Lots of life size displays giving a real sense of what it was like to be a soldier during war.

It was interesting to see the difference in weapons, machinery, clothing, vehicles as the years went on. Outside the museum is a great display of vehicles and helicopters.

Would highly recommend a visit - I don't think you'd be disappointed.

Visited December 2012
2 Thank Dutchie33
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Nashville, Tennessee
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345 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great museum”
Reviewed 24 November 2012

What a great surprise. Very nice job in showing all the different wars throughout history. Great exhibits. Did a really good job. Staff are friendly and helpful in providing information and answering questions.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Terry T
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58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A small but excellent Armed Forces Museum”
Reviewed 23 August 2012

This small museum is part of the Camp Shelby complex and is free but with a suggested donation amount. If you are interested in military history, then a visit is a must. One of the highlights is a replica of a WWI trench. There is even a section mentioning the areas in which women served during WWII. It is well maintained and extremely interesting.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Loucie
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Location is on the back side of the base but directional signs help you to get there. Most of the displays were very simple in design which to me took away from the significance of the military events.One of the most memorable areas was at end, which was the display room for the Mississippi Medal of Honor awardees. Tour was free but they do accept donations.

Visited September 2011
2 Thank BeaglesRuel
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