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Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

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Address: 3816 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004-3912
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+1 713-942-8920
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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"The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum a proud member of the Houston...

"The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum a proud member of the Houston Museum District is the only Museum dedicated primarily to preserving the legacy and honor of the African-American soldier, in the United States of America."

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Amazing experience

My husband and daughter went in November 2016, from New Zealand and met one of the remaining buffalo soldiers who showed them around the museum. They found it was a fantastic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and daughter went in November 2016, from New Zealand and met one of the remaining buffalo soldiers who showed them around the museum. They found it was a fantastic experience and very interesting. They continue to talk about their experience at the Buffalo Soldiers Museum. The toured the southern states and the Buffalo Soldiers Museum was one of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took my husband for his Birthday, so much information! He totally loved it, the History of this place and what they hold is phenominal!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a small Museum but should be attended, due to the service of those that did not have the full freedoms as other citizens of this nation. Yet they served the nation well.

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Thank Atno S
paul m, General Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this review

Atno-Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us in your 5-star review. We’re glad you enjoyed the history and amenities that our museum has to offer. We hope to see you back sometime soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite museums in Houston, small but filled with history and well presented with excellent staff and easy to navigate. Truly worth visiting.

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Thank Ric Z
paul m, Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, Ric! We’re flattered to know we’re one of your favorite museums in Houston. We hope you’ll come again soon! More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The. Museum is small in size but large in historical information not only about the famous Buffalo Soldiers but the military contributions of black soldiers since the American revolution. It has lots of little known facts and interesting information about famous and obscure black Americans, There are veterans and docents in period uniforms that enhance the visit. Must see for... More 

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Thank JimH88011
paul m, Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this review

Jim-Thanks for taking the time to share your wonderful words with us regarding your recent visit to our museum! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the history and information we had to offer. We hope you have a wonderful day! More 

Decatur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum provides a history of the Buffalo Soldiers but, in my opinion, the museum provides a history of the service and contributions of African Americans in the military. The museum is located in midtown Houston not far from the Museum of Natural Science. The museum is small but the artifacts are organized and displayed well. We... More 

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Thank tishcitric
paul m, General Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed our museum, and that you found our exhibits to be thorough, organized, and displayed well. We hope you’ll visit again sometime! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Finally got the chance to visit. The building alone is worth the visit. Information about the Buffalo Soldiers is very interesting. Photos and documents throughout. Other military paraphernalia concerning Blacks in military are present. Staff is friendly and informative. Price is right for seniors. Free parking.

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Thank noplacetogo
paul m, General Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words with us. We are glad that you finally had a chance to stop by and we are happy to hear you enjoyed what we have to offer. We hope to see you back again sometime soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is very informative and I enjoyed learning about the Buffalo soldiers. This is a part of our history ghat everyone should learn about. The story about the Buffalo soldiers is very informative and you will leave with a full understanding of their importance!

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Thank Teresa J
paul m, General Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this review

Teresa-Thank you for taking the time so share your kind words with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed learning about our history and its importance in our society. We are happy to hear you left more informed. We hope to see you back again sometime in the near future! More 

Otago Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Was on our to do list and as luck will have it..... Thursdays is free admission from 13:00. Great to see the history, just expected more collectables that would have been collected. Some nice paintings. Good to see that the locals support it. Salute Buffalo solders!

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paul m, Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this review

Dear Guest-Thank you for taking the time to leave us your kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed our museum. We hope to see you back soon! More 

Fresno, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I visited the place several times. Reduced or Free rate for military. Melissa puts on a great reenactment of Harriet Tubman and has a unique way of teaching children how to read and memorize. This place is every place every African American and American should visit to learn more about American history.

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Thank highenuff77
paul m, Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5-star review and the positive words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the reenactment and the military discount. We hope that you stop by again sometime soon! More 

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