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G.I. Museum

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Doug Mansfield's collection of 16,000 war-related features items used from World War I to Iraq. Highlights include a rare paratrooper dummy used on D-Day, one of only two Kodak battlefield darkrooms in existence, and 56 lady dummies dressed in various uniforms -- reportedly the largest such fashion collection in the Southeast.

G.I. Museum

5796 Ritcher Rd, Ocean Springs, MS
I-10 exit 57. Drive south on Hwy 57 for two miles. Turn left onto Brown Rd, drive a half-mile, then turn right onto Radio Rd, then quickly turn left onto Ritcher Rd. The museum will come up quickly on the left.
W 10 am - 5 pm; 1st and 3rd Su each month. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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