Have you visited Brookhaven’s Military Memorial Museum? It’s a wonderful place to include for your next trip to Ole Brook, especially for history buffs and enthusiasts!
The museum is located in the historic old train depot at 125 S. Whitworth Ave. Inside, there is a wealth of information and artifacts about the area, its citizens and ties to the military! There are photos, artifacts and personal items of area veterans, plus displays of military equipment dating back to WWI.
The Depot itself is a huge point of Brookhaven history. Brookhaven was a hub between the Illinois Central (formerly the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern), the Brookhaven and Pearl River Railroad, the Mississippi Central, and the Meridian, Brookhaven, and Natchez Railroad. In 1907, Illinois Central constructed the Union Station and freight house in downtown Brookhaven. Designed by F. D. Chase, the Tudor-revival brick building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980!
Credit: Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History
This is a great place to see next time you’re in town, and we’d love to hear about your visit! The Museum is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm, or by appointment. Call Roffie Burt at (601)833-4489 to arrange.