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Experience Mississippi's History

Explore the local museums in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and let the Red Lion Inn and Suites Hattiesburg be your hub for local adventure.

African American Military History Museum

305 East 6th Street
(601) 450-1942

The local African American Military History Museum has a goal to educate visitors about African American contributions to our United States military. Learn more about the local WWII Recreation Building in Hattiesburg.

Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby

12 miles South of Hattiesburg, MS on Hwy. 49
(601) 558-2757

With memorabilia from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam and more, the Armed Forces Museum houses more than 6,100 items. Come and tour the museum. Admission is free.

Hattiesburg Area Historical Society Museum

723 Main Street
(601) 582-5460

This unique collection includes contents that focus on the area's history. Come and view city directories; high school annuals, city uniforms information on homes, industries, and buildings. The Hattiesburg Area Historical Society Museum is located in Downtown Hattiesburg.

De Grummond Children’s Literature Museum

(601) 266-4349

This collection features original manuscripts for more than 1300 authors and illustrators, as well as 160,000 books dating from 1530 to today. The de Grummond Collection is located in the McCain Library and Archives at The University of Southern Mississippi.