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Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

3816 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004 (The Museum District)
713-942-8920
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Ranked #31 of 175 Attractions in Houston
Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums
Owner description: "The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum a proud member of the Houston Museum District is the only Museum dedicated primarily to preserving the legacy... more » Owner description: "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." « less
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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151 reviews 151 reviews
20 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Loved the Actors who portrayed the History of the American Blacks who have contributed in every 'war' since the Country existed, 'Needed but not always wanted' this Museum is a must for White Americans to begin to appreciate the contribution their countrymen who were former Slaves have made to the sucess of the US. (by the way this review is... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This museum was great. Exhibits featured many artifacts from the early days of African American Soldiers fighting for our country. The live reenactment of Harriet Tubman leading the Underground Railroad was both exciting and very informative.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

When we visited, we were lucky enough that the founder was there. He shared many interesting stories about the different artifacts and the museum. Prior to our visit, we really didn't know much about the buffalo soldiers or the history of African-American soldiers defending the United States going back to the Revolutionary War. Very informative. We highly recommend a visit... More

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Boulder City, Nevada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum. We were treated to a dramatization of an old woman working for the "Underground Railroad." She did an outstanding job and made it a point to reach out to each of the children present. Our guide, Captain Paul Matthews, was a real treat and did a wonderful job explaining... More

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Houston
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is truly an historical museum depicting the service and sacrifice of the American soldier. Tickets prices are reasonable; only $5 the last time I visit. If you are looking for a unique museum rich in history check out the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This was an interesting museum which gives an overview of the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in American history. This is a really interesting subject and certainly deserves a museum, and it is very appropriate to have it in Houston. While the artefacts that are there are well-displayed, it would have been nice to have had a bit more information... More

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5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We have, in the past, seen some documentaries on Public Television stations and maybe 60 Minutes about the importance of the Buffalo Soldiers in American History. We did not know there was a museum connected to their stories. While in Houston, we visited the museum and felt very grateful for all they did and with the pride they had of... More

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seattle
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Little known, but should be better known. Extremely informative and full of good anecdotes and information about veterans and in particular African-American veterans.

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Spring, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I first visited this museum when it was in a house on Southmore with my dad and step-mom and went back recently with a friend visiting from out-of-town. The museum has relocated to a new and bigger facility with more extensive exhibits and within the museum district. One can learn about the contributions of African Americans, and the roles they... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
48 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum offers a great insight inthe Yankee Soldiers time. Uniforms colts and historical items cabn be seen. Even a french Helmet is exposed among American flags and paintings. A beautiful wooden Buffalo sculpture for a very little price. Simplicity and very warm Welcome was offered. Do not expect Guggenheim style as museum and you will be... More

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