Military

MILITARY

Our military heritage is a part of who we are. We encourage you to wander our historic military forts and walk where our armed forces once walked. Check out some of our historic military locations below to help plan your next visit to South Mississippi.

Fort Massachusetts

Fort Massachusetts

Built after of the War of 1812, Fort Massachusetts is situated on West Ship Island, part of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Heritage Area, and is open to the public.

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Fort Maurepas Park

Fort Maurepas Park

The greater Biloxi area has a very rich history, and it all started at Fort Maurepas, also known as Old Biloxi.

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G.I. Museum

G.I. Museum

The GI Museum's mission is to preserve and represent the generations of Americans who have served our country. It is because of them that we remain free today.

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Hurricane Hunters

Hurricane Hunters

The Air Force Reserve is home to the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (WRS), more commonly known as the Hurricane Hunters. This squadron is the only Department of Defense organization that still flies into storms.

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Keesler Air Force Base

Keesler Air Force Base

The Base opened in 1941 and has specialized in ground training since its inception. The Base trains Air Force as well as Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and more military and civilian federal agency personnel.

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Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial

A State of Mississippi Memorial, honoring the young men from Mississippi who made the supreme sacrifice.

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Naval Construction Battalion Center

Naval Construction Battalion Center

The Naval Construction Battalion Center is home to the Atlantic Fleet Seabees. It has served a variety of functions since the early years of WWII.

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Phoenix Naval Store

Phoenix Naval Store

Locals see the Pheonix Naval Store as an endangered site with a wealth of historical value. Located in Gulfport's Turkey Creek Community, the Naval Store was one an essential part of the timber industry in South Mississippi.

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Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
1141 Bayview Avenue Biloxi, MS, 39530

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