Hattiesburg Tourist Attractions
Hattiesburg (pop. 50,000) offers a range of recreational activities and cultural experiences. The Hattiesburg area is equipped with biking trails, art galleries and historical museums, and twelve golf courses.
African American Military History Museum
The African American Military History Museum is housed in the historic USO club, which opened in 1942. The USO club served as a home away from home for African American soldiers stationed at Camp Shelby. This building is the only remaining USO constructed especially for African American soldiers that is still in public use in the United States. It is on the National Registry for Historic Places and is a Mississippi Landmark. The main display at the museum are four murals by local African American artist Al Branch. Other exhibits at the African American Military History Museum are Spanish American War medals and artifacts, Korean conflict artifacts, items from Desert Storm as well as equipment and artifacts from WW I and II.
CW Woods Art Gallery
The CW Woods Art Gallery in Hattiesburg features changing exhibits of traveling shows and graduate students. The permanent collection includes the works of African American sculptor Richmond Barthé.
Lucile Parker Art Gallery
The Lucile Parker Art Gallery at William Carey Collegein Hattiesburg features oils and watercolors by Marie Hull and drawings, portraits, and abstracts by Lucile Parker. Both of these women are well known Mississippi artists.
Hattiesburg Area Historical Society Museum
The Hattiesburg Area Historical Society Museum features photographs, books and historic memorabilia from the Hattiesburg area.
Address: 723 Main Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39403-1573, United States
Opening hours: 2pm-4:30pm; Closed: Sun, Wed, Fri, Sat
Entrance fee: FREE
Camp Shelby - Camp Shelby Armed Forces Museum
The Camp Shelby Armed Forces Museum features more than 17,000 military items related to wars from the Spanish American War to the Persian Gulf War in more than 16,000 square feet of exhibit space.
Address: Building 850, Camp Shelby, MS 39407-5500, United States
Opening hours: 9am-4:30pm; Closed: Sun, Mon
Always closed on: Martin Luther King's Birthday - USA (3rd Monday, Jan), New Year's Day (Jan 1), President's Day - USA (3rd Monday, Feb), American Independance Day (Jul 4), Labor Day - USA (1st Monday, Sep), Columbus Day - USA (2nd Monday, Oct), Veteran's Day - USA (Nov 11), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee: FREE
The Hattiesburg Zoo at Kamper Park provides a small collection of animals and a one-third scale railroad offering tours through the 21 acre park.
Address: 107 South 17th Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, United States
Opening hours: 10am-4pm
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas Eve - Christian (Dec 24), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $2.00, Child 12 & under $1.00, Senior over 62 $1.00, Child 2 & under FREE
Facilities: Gift shop, Wheelchair loan or rental
There are numerous attractions in the area surrounding Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel
The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel features European and American art, Native American baskets, English Georgian silver, and Japanese woodblock prints. Represented in the collection are the works of Thomas Moran, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, George Inness, Albert Bierstadt and Robert Henri.
International Checker Hall of Fame (closed), Petal
ATTRACTION IS CLOSED.The uniquely decorated Checker Hall of Fame in Petal is a monument to the game of checkers and hosts matches between players from around the world.