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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Gem of a museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
J S
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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155 reviews 155 reviews
24 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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213 reviews 213 reviews
58 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 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 

Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Nice small museum, free entry on every Thursday from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m. Easily accessible from wheeler station. Photos are not allowed inside the rooms.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The museum is in a nice, perhaps new, building close to downtown Houston. From the outside it appears a typical national park type of structure. There is a 10-15 minute video that is very informative. It runs continuously, so you don't have to wait for it to start. There are several rooms of exhibits, but overall not too much material.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

It's totally worth the visit. Each time you come a tour guide will explain the history of the items.

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Houston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for a visit on a Saturday not knowing what to expect. We were personally escorted through the museum by a staff member who was very insightful and helpful. The best part of our visit was the one man show reenactment of a buffalo soldiers story. This actor was poised and powerful and told a great story. I... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A small museum but an enjoyable visit. Our visit included a knowledgeable tour guide; great artifacts donated by military and a room for viewing history movies. A great place to visit.

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Houston, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A small unique museum. Very interesting for adults and children. Learn everything you never knew about the Buffalo Soldiers! Very educational.

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Houston, Texas
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293 reviews 293 reviews
143 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My 16 is a history buff and he wanted to take a trip to learn more. Although I'm not as interested in history as he is I had a great experience. Take the time to visit.

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Pensacola, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This a small museum on the history of the black race and their involvement in helping to fight for freedom in & for America. We were the only ones there so we had plenty of time to read the displays and look at the artifacts. It was interesting to learn how the Buffalo Soldiers were named but my favorite part... More 

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