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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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Good Quick Side Trip In Houston

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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 231 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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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Additional Information about Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

Address: 3816 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004
Phone Number: 713-942-8920
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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