Museum Programs




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Tour Reservation Guidelines

Self-guided tours are available Tuesday-Saturday between 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.  read more

Map and Directions

Camp Shelby is an active military post for overseas service in the Global War on terrorism. read more


The Adjutant General of Mississippi

Major General Janson D. Boyles was appointed Adjutant General of Mississippi by Governor Phil Bryant on September 1, 2016. He also serves as the Commanding General of both the Mississippi Army and Air National Guard. He is responsible for providing the state of Mississippi and the United States of America with a ready force of more than 12,275 Citizen Soldiers and Airmen, equipped and trained to respond to any contingency, natural or manmade. General Boyles directs the Mississippi Military Department and oversees the development and coordination of all policies, plans, and programs of the Mississippi National Guard in concert with the Governor and Legislature of the State.

General Boyles was commissioned in 1982 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Mississippi State University. Initially commissioned as an Army Medical Department of the United States Army officer, he later re-commissioned in the United States Army Engineer Corps. In 2005, as the Deputy Commander, 168th Engineer Group, General Boyles managed the engineer response to Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi. In 2008, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 168th Engineer Brigade as Deputy Commander overseeing Engineer Sustainment operations in Regional Command - East and Regional Command - South for the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions. In 2012 he was assigned as Commander, 184th Sustainment Command, overseeing all subordinate unit missions ranging from state disaster relief to federal combat rotations executed under his command. In 2015 he was assigned Chief of Staff, Headquarters Kosovo Forces

About Us

For more information please contact
 Visitor Services Representatives, at 601.558.2757 or  to schedule a tour.

Popular Programs

The MAFM is the only state-operated Museum dedicated exclusively to military history.


The Museum honors the service and sacrifices of Mississippi's servicemen and women of all branches and those from other parts of the country that trained in Mississippi during times of war.

The Museum's state-of-the-art exhibits tell the personal stories of American heroes and heroines and serves to educate future generations about the price paid for the freedom and prosperity that Americans enjoy today.

Public education is at the heart of the Mississippi
Armed Forces Museum’s mission. The Museum offers a variety of educational programs for children of all ages. The Museum's educational programs actively engage
children with hands-on activities, making learning
more meaningful.

  • Education Camps
  • Oral Histories
  • Volunteer Work
  • War Gaming
  • Tours