The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum aims to collect, preserve, and share the stories of both Mississippi veterans and those who trained in Mississippi during times of war. Through historic artifacts, video, and dioramas, MAFM’s exhibits highlight Mississippi’s role in the United States Armed Forces, while also providing an overview of American military history with visitors.

Walk through a recreated World War I trench. Check out the last remaining example of America’s first domestically designed and produced tank. See uniforms and personal equipment from Mississippians at war. View a medical evacuation in the jungles of Vietnam.

With galleries spanning from the War of 1812 to present-day, including a Hall of Honor commemorating Mississippi’s Medal of Honor recipients and an outdoor vehicle park with aircraft, tanks, and field artillery, MAFM tells the personal stories of American heroes and serves to educate future generations about the price paid for freedom and prosperity.

The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum is located at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center outside of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Admission to the museum is free.

Address: Bldg. 850, Forrest Ave. W, Camp Shelby, MS 39407

Phone: (601) 558-2757

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Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday-Monday, Closed

Open most patriotic holidays including Memorial Day, July 4th, and Veterans Day

Director – Tommy Lofton, thomas.d.lofton2.nfg@mail.mil