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Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

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Address: 3816 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004-3912
Phone Number: +1 713-942-8920
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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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Small Museum Large in History

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
JimH88011
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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253 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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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 

Texas
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137 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

My husband and I visited one afternoon. We found the exhibits detailed and very interesting, The attendant was also knowledgeable and answered questions.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share you experience with us. We are happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your time at our museum. More 

Hurst, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended! Get a personal tour with the Captain if you can! Such a wonderful look at history which is often overlooked.

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

Neil- Thank you for the kind words and acknowledgement of the importance of our mission. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your personal tour with the Captain, and we look forward to have you back in the museum sometime soon. More 

Seminole, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

During our recent 150th Buffalo Soldier Reunion we visited the Museum and found it be a world of knowledge and history that anyone walking through the doors will become educated about the Buffalo Soldiers and our rich history. There's a gift shop where you can make purchases to take home and to share with your friends. The lay out is... More 

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

Bettye- Thanks for the kind words and acknowledgement of our rich history. As you know, we hold a lot of pride, and we just want to share our history with everyone. We hope to have you back for another Buffalo Soldier event soon! More 

Franklin, Kentucky
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201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

While in Houston I took a drive to the Houston Museum District to visit several of the museum’s located in that area (there are 19 museums in 4 walk-able zones near one another). One of the two that I selected was the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum located on Caroline Street. I like military history and I personally found this museum... More 

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

Dr. Marc- Thank you for the thorough feedback after your time spent with us recently. It makes us happy to read that you appreciate military history and enjoyed learning our story. We thank you for the review and pictures, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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