What are the Museum’s operating hours?
  • The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Museum is open most patriotic holidays, including Memorial Day, July 4th, and Veterans Day, and is closed most other federal and state holidays.
What is the cost of admission?

The Museum does not charge admission and is free to the public!

Where is the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum?

The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum is located at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, south of Hattiesburg. To visit the Museum, visitors enter Camp Shelby through the South Gate from Highway 49.

Is The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum located on a military base and if so, is a civilian allowed on base?

The Museum is located on Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center and civilians are allowed on base.

Upon arriving at Camp Shelby’s South Gate, all visitors over the age of 16 with no military ID will be asked to register at Camp Shelby’s Visitors Center. One of the following forms of identification will need to be presented: Driver’s License, Identification Card, Passport, or Veterans’ Health Identification Card.

Remember, all persons operating a motor vehicle on Camp Shelby are also required to have a valid Driver’s License, proof of vehicle insurance, and vehicle registration.

Can I take pictures in the exhibits?

Yes, but flash photography is not allowed.

Does the Museum accept artifact donations/How do I donate an artifact?

Yes, the Museum is accepting artifact donations. See more specific questions and detailed answers regarding artifact donations and procedures.

How do I find my family member's military service record?

The Museum is not a repository for all military personnel records, and does not house batch records of  individuals who trained at Camp Shelby or other Mississippi military installations. If you are looking for information about a family member or another individual’s military service, please contact the National Archives and Records Administration  or National Personnel Records Center.