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Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

Address: 3816 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004 (The Museum District)
Phone Number: 713-942-8920
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Ranked #26 of 126 Attractions in Houston
Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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."

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Houston, Texas
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256 reviews 256 reviews
133 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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180 reviews 180 reviews
27 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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37 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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