Serving as the military history museum for the State of Mississippi, the Armed Forces Museum features over 16,000 square feet ... More
Mississippi Armed Forces Museum
Serving as the military history museum for the State of Mississippi, the Armed Forces Museum features over 16,000 square feet of state-of-the-art exhibit space. The area holds over 17,000 artifacts, including large military vehicles, weapons, equipment, and over 2,000 historic documents. The Armed Forces Museum Library holds over 4,500 volumes relating to United States military history. A theater, gift shop, Medal of Honor tower, a central courtyard, and a row of monuments dedicated to units that trained at Camp Shelby and Mississippi veterans groups are also on site.
The museum facility was planned and built as a museum. The history of the American Military, mostly US Army, starts with the War of 1812 and progresses through the present Middle Eastern conflicts. The WW2 exhibits are wonderful. There are several displays that show battle field scenes from WW1, WW2 and the Vietnam war. They are very realistic in presentation, using real weapons, equipment and uniforms. I spent hours in the museum and would highly recommend it to anyone with a history interest, or as a patriotic visit. Anyone who has trained at Camp Shelby or had relatives there should visit.
This museum is very excellent in showing the duties of the different branchs of armed services. The staff has put lots of work into the displays and interactive parts of the museum. Lots of hard work by lots of people I would guess. They tried to include something about every one in armed services. One of best museums I seen. displays looked very authentic. and will interst young people as well as olders ones. GREAT JOB
My family, from ages 10 to 78, recommend visiting this museum. We've been twice and still haven't seen everything. (The objects on display are rotated since the museum owns so many.) There are interactive activities, movies, and countless items on display (many of which are used to recreate realistic scenes.) This attraction is worth a visit from far away!
This museum is a great way to find out about every war the U.S. has been involved in. The displays with the audio communtary makes you feel like you were really there listening to it for the first time. This is a definate site to see.