About Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Your affordable, family-friendly weekend getaway, Hattiesburg is most noted for the hallmark hospitality of her people.
Home to the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg flourishes in cultural opportunities and special events. Further enhancing the artistic and cultural flair of Hattiesburg is the Historic Downtown District, featuring many architectural gems, such as the historic Saenger Theater and the Hattiesburg Historic Train Depot. Unique shops, galleries and plenty of opportunities for exquisite local dining also abound in Historic Downtown.
Also unique to Hattiesburg, the Longleaf Trace, Mississippi's only certified Rails to Trails Conservancy project, is a multi-use recreational trail spanning 42 miles from Hattiesburg to Prentiss, MS. The Longleaf Trace Gateway, where information and bike rentals are available, can be found on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi.
Finally, a truly patriotic experience awaits you at our two military museums. The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, located on the base of Camp Shelby just south of Hattiesburg, features more than 6,000 artifacts spanning America's military history. The museum displays interactive and life-sized dioramas such as the "live" WWI battle trench and a full-scale Vietnam medical mission. The African American Military History Museum is housed in one of the last remaining USO buildings created specifically for the African American military population. A walk through this relic immerses visitors in a hands-on experience of valor and bravery exhibited by this pioneering group of soldiers.