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Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

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Address: 3816 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004-3912
Phone Number: 713-942-8920
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"The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum a proud member of the Houston...

"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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Was on our to do list and as luck will have it..... Thursdays is free admission from 13:00. Great to see the history, just expected more collectables that would have been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
TinVet
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Otago Region, New Zealand
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Otago Region, New Zealand
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137 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was on our to do list and as luck will have it..... Thursdays is free admission from 13:00. Great to see the history, just expected more collectables that would have been collected. Some nice paintings. Good to see that the locals support it. Salute Buffalo solders!

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

Dear Guest-Thank you for taking the time to leave us your kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed our museum. We hope to see you back soon! More 

Columbus, Georgia
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75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the place several times. Reduced or Free rate for military. Melissa puts on a great reenactment of Harriet Tubman and has a unique way of teaching children how to read and memorize. This place is every place every African American and American should visit to learn more about American history.

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

Thank you for the 5-star review and the positive words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the reenactment and the military discount. We hope that you stop by again sometime soon! More 

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64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited one afternoon. We found the exhibits detailed and very interesting, The attendant was also knowledgeable and answered questions.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share you experience with us. We are happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your time at our museum. More 

Hurst, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended! Get a personal tour with the Captain if you can! Such a wonderful look at history which is often overlooked.

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

Neil- Thank you for the kind words and acknowledgement of the importance of our mission. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your personal tour with the Captain, and we look forward to have you back in the museum sometime soon. More 

Seminole, Florida
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72 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our recent 150th Buffalo Soldier Reunion we visited the Museum and found it be a world of knowledge and history that anyone walking through the doors will become educated about the Buffalo Soldiers and our rich history. There's a gift shop where you can make purchases to take home and to share with your friends. The lay out is... More 

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

Bettye- Thanks for the kind words and acknowledgement of our rich history. As you know, we hold a lot of pride, and we just want to share our history with everyone. We hope to have you back for another Buffalo Soldier event soon! More 

Franklin, Kentucky
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514 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Houston I took a drive to the Houston Museum District to visit several of the museum’s located in that area (there are 19 museums in 4 walk-able zones near one another). One of the two that I selected was the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum located on Caroline Street. I like military history and I personally found this museum... More 

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

Dr. Marc- Thank you for the thorough feedback after your time spent with us recently. It makes us happy to read that you appreciate military history and enjoyed learning our story. We thank you for the review and pictures, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the many museums in Houston. It characterizes the lives of the people who made the sacrifices needed to make changes in society.

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

Guest- Thank you for your kind words and patronage. We like to hear how the museum has inspired you, and we look forward to having you join us again soon! More 

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265 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We love history and we were looking forward to this visit but we were disappointed. There wasn't that much actually on display through the 4 rooms and entry way. There is so much which can be done with this part of history and I know that this is a fairly new museum, hopefully they continue to improve on what they... More 

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

Chad - We are sorry to hear that you received anything but the outstanding customer experience that we strive to provide. We truly apologize about our no camera policy. We hope that your family decides to visit us again in the future, and that your next visit is a 5 star experience. More 

Baton Rouge
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

My husband loved the history in this museum. It is very small with little exhibits, but we enjoyed the video presentation and the displays.

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

Thank you kindly for the 4 star rating. It’s great to hear that you and your husband enjoyed our video presentations and displays. We hope that your family returns again! More 

Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The History of the Buffalo Soldiers might be unknown to many but after visiting, you will feel connected to the history of these amazing men and their contribution to this nation. For children, a must and made me even more proud of our heritage.

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

Guest- Thank you for the encouraging words and positive feedback about your time spent with us. We are happy to hear that the exhibits were able to help inspire pride for your heritage, and we hope to have you back to learn some more soon! More 

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