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Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

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Address: 3816 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004
Phone Number: 713-942-8920
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Description: "The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum a proud member of the Houston Museum...
"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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What a fantastic display and story of modern history. The actress did an amazing job and the entire facility was simply top notch

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

What a fantastic display and story of modern history. The actress did an amazing job and the entire facility was simply top notch

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

Charles- Thank you for your kind words and attention to detail. We may be a smaller facility, but we truly hope to impact the lives of our visitors with our story. Thank you again for your kind words. More 

Arlington, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Even as an adult, I enjoy learning new things every day. The actress did so well with the live performance, I thought Harriet Tubman was in the room. She also broke it down on the use of quilts as maps/signals for the slaves escaping their master's land. WOW!!!

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

Elle, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoy visiting us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We found this little gem through Trip Advisor, and we were very happy with our visit. The building is nicely renovated. The displays are numerous and very educational. The staff are friendly and informative.

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

Barbara- Thank you for the feedback and 5 star review. We are so glad that you decided to visit while in town, and we hope you decide to come back the next time you’re in the area! More 

Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We enjoyed this small museum. If you are visiting this museum, the video is a must-see. It was educational without being too lengthy. I would have enjoyed more historic elements.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My wife and I travel to Houston a couple of times a year to see family. We went on 7/3/15 to the Buffalo Soldier Museum with our daughter and son-in-law. It was an interesting and well-spent two hours. We were treated to a more or less personal tour by the cordial and witty museum director as well as a 15... More 

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

Bradford- Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us. We love reading positive feedback from our guests and we are very pleased to hear that you received the top notch service and satisfaction that we strive to provide. We appreciate your support and we hope that you will visit our great museum again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was definitely a highlight of our trip to Houston. What made this visit so poignant and memorable was the Harriet Tubman re-enactress. She made history come alive, engaged children and adults alike and presented facts about the Underground Railroad that made me want to dig deeper into the history - always the telltale hallmark of a good exhibit or... More 

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

Tawa, Thank you for the positive feedback from stopping by our Museum during your visit to Houston. We will pass your kind words along to our staff so they can hear about the great job they are doing. Please visit us the next you are in the area! More 

Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Museum that details the life of soldier in the US military. These men and women contributed not only to their country from a military standpoint but also helped to bring around the civil rights movement. The museum also has a small Souvenir store whihc would let you keep the visit memory forever. Budget about half an hour for your visit... More 

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

Tarun, Thank you very much for visiting our Museum and for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and we hope that you return again in the future! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I was able to take my parents to this museum near downtown. My dad loves military history and artifacts. He enjoyed the old photos and collector items. We arrived just in time to see a wonderful reenactment by Sgt Faulkner. My mom had a chance to stop at the gift shop for shirts for my uncles too. I am sure... More 

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

Cassandra, Thank you for the kind words and the 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy our museum with your parents, and that you were able to catch the great reenactment by Sgt Faulkner. We can’t wait to see you again. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Stumbled upon this museum and it was a great find! The museum is small but packed with a lot of history. Parking is easy and the fee of $10 for an adult and $5 for students is a steal. The day we were there the niece of the museum founder greeted us and gave us the initial tour. She was... More 

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

J S, Thank you for the kind words and the 5 star rating! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at our great museum. We sincerely appreciate the wonderful feedback about your experience, and we are so happy that your visit was very informative. More 

Surf Side, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

With hot weather coming this is a nice little place to visit. Strollers would do okay- older kids would enjoy reading the nice exhibits. It was all very interesting.

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

Guest- Thank you for your positive feedback, and suggestions for families and those with small children. We aim to provide a place for people of all ages to come learn about the rich culture of the African American soldier. We look forward to having you back again soon! More 

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