Museums & Historic Sites

Mississippi

African American War Museum (Hattiesburg, MS)

The African American Military History Museum is dedicated to the service of African-American soldiers from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Mississippi Armed Forces Museum (Hattiesburg, MS)

The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby is dedicated to the honor and sacrifices of the thousands of soldiers in Mississippi’s military branches from the late nineteenth century to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Brice’s Cross Roads National Battlefield (Tupelo, MS)

Brice’s Cross Roads, a unit of the National Park Service, features two different memorial sites on the battlefield as well as a Visitor’s Center with exhibits on the battle and other information on the Civil War.

Tupelo National Battlefield (Tupelo, MS)             

The Tupelo Battlefield, administered by the National Park Service, offers a unique insight into the 1864 battle with tours of the Civil War battlefield.

Historic Natchez (Natchez, MS)

Natchez offers tours of authentic antebellum homes, the Grand Village of Natchez Indians, and the historic Natchez Trace Parkway.

Vicksburg Battlefield Museum (Vicksburg, MS)

The Vicksburg Battlefield Museum offers exhibits on the Siege of Vicksburg and Civil War culture.

Vicksburg National Military Park (Vicksburg, MS)

The Vicksburg National Military Park offers tours of the Vicksburg battlefield as well as exhibits on the Battle of Vicksburg through the National Park Service.

Beauvoir (Biloxi, MS)

Jefferson Davis’s Beauvoir is the site of the ex-Confederate President’s retirement.  On the property of Beauvoir are the sites of an old Confederate hospital and cemetery.  Beauvoir will soon reopen Jefferson Davis’s presidential library, which was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

GI Museum (Gautier, MS)

The GI Museum offers an exhibit on memorabilia from different GI’s who served in most American Wars.

 

Alabama

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park (Tallapoosa County, AL)

The Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is the site of the last battle of the Creek War, with U.S. forces lead by General Andrew Jackson in 1814.  The National Park Service offers tours of the battle site. 

Fort Conde (Mobile, AL)

Held by French, British, Spanish, and American forces, the present Fort Conde is a reconstruction, at 4/5 scale, of a third of the original 1720s French Fort.  Today, the fort offers both tours and exhibits.

USS Alabama (Mobile, AL)

The USS Alabama is a World War II battleship that is available for tours, with exhibits also available at the Battleship Memorial Park. 

Tuskegee Airmen Park (Tuskegee, AL)

The Tuskegee Airmen Park of the National Park Service is home to exhibitions about the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, as well as information on the history of African Americans in the military.

 

Louisiana

The National World War II Museum (New Orleans, LA)

The National World War II Museum offers many different visual and oral histories of World War II, while telling the stories of thousands of American soldiers and volunteers who sacrificed their time and lives for the Allied victory. 

Confederate Memorial Hall Museum (New Orleans, LA)

 Opened in 1891, The Confederate Memorial Hall Museum is the oldest museum in Louisiana and offers exhibits on the Confederacy and Civil War era history.

The Cabildo (New Orleans, LA)

Built from 1795 to 1799, the Cabildo faces Jackson Square and served as a city hall, a military and diplomatic headquarters, a courthouse, and a prison.  Today, the Cabildo serves as an exhibit on Louisiana’s early history.

Fort Pike (New Orleans, LA)

Fort Pike, an important fort during the War of 1812, the Mexican war of the 1840s, and the Civil War is available to tour and is close to Fontainebleau State Park.

Chalmette National Cemetery (Chalmette, LA)

This National Cemetery is the final resting place of over 15,300 veterans that span from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War.

Chalmette Battlefield (Chalmette, LA)

Located in the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, the Chalmette Battlefield is the site of Battle of New Orleans.

 

Tennessee

Shiloh National Military Park (Shiloh, TN)

The Shiloh National Military Park offers both exhibits and battlefield tours of the Civil War Battle of Shiloh through the National Park Service