Local Spotlight: Mississippi Armed Forces Museum

Mississippi Armed Forces Museum

On December 10, 1817, Mississippi officially became a state. Since then, it has been heavily involved in American—and military—history. Though Veterans Day was earlier this month, you can learn more about our state and our veterans at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum.

What is the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum?

In 1984, the Mississippi Armed Forces started its humble beginnings. Once a personal collection, it grew into a full-fledged museum, focusing on war and military history in the state of Mississippi. Now, it’s located at Camp Shelby, where it has benefited from more and more growth over the years. It continues to honor the armed forces during events, while also teaching more about the past and present at its exhibits.

Exhibits and Features

When you visit the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, you’ll see an extensive collection of artifacts, historical knowledge, and much more. Some of the exhibits and features that you can expect to encounter include:

  • Air crafts;
  • Tanks;
  • Galleries on military history, like both World Wars and the Korean War;
  • Special rotating exhibits;
  • The Hall of Honor, which showcases Mississippi Medal of Honor earners;
  • Outdoor exhibits; and
  • Event space.

Visiting Details

Thinking of visiting the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum? Here’s all you need to know!

It’s located at Building 850, Forrest Avenue at Camp Shelby. Its hours run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Additionally, it’s open for many different holidays, including the Fourth of July! As for admission, it’s free for all to visit!


Mississippi was the 20th state to join the Union. Throughout the years, it has featured an interesting history. At the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, you can learn more about our state—and the battles fought throughout it.

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