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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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"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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Good for History Buffs

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
cashmere12
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Baton Rouge
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Baton Rouge
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very surprised at this Museum was being overlooked by different reviews and people visiting Texas! This Museum was more than expected. I enjoyed being there and learning a lot about the Buffalo Soldiers. Total in 8 in our tour group. I learn something that was a surprise to me at this Museum. See the photograph and tell me.... More 

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

Willie – Thank you for sharing your positive experience from your recent visit. We are happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations, and we hope that you come back again soon! More 

Mexico City
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9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating overview of the role of black soldiers in the American military. Well worth the time to view the short introduction video.

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

Thank you so much for the positive feedback about your visit. We are glad you enjoyed the museum and our informative exhibits! More 

Johnson City, Tennessee
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a cool museum about the contributions of African Americans in wars. It goes further to explore and explain contributions if African Americans in air travel and space. The artifacts are numerous and some are used to display a timeline. There were also great pieces of art work with fine detail.

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Thank Maahart3
paul m, Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review about our museum. We are glad you enjoyed our various displays about the contributions Africans Americans have made in war, space, and other important areas. We hope you will visit us again, the next time you are in town. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This is a great tour/museum to do for anyone, you do not have to be interested in History or the military to be affected by the story that is told here, the one question that kept going over and over in my head was why ? sometimes humanity can be so baffling.

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

Thank you for such a great review and wonderful feedback! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our museum and we hope that you return again! More 

Santiago, Chile
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53 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I was really excited when I was visiting a friend in Houston and was told that there was a Buffalo Soldiers museum. I love military history and have visited military museums all over the world, and thought this would add to my knowledge. This was unfortunately not the case. For one thing, it's not so much a museum as it... More 

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

We appreciate your honest feedback and suggestions about our museum, and we will take them into consideration. We are saddened to hear that you didn’t enjoy our displays and exhibits about the Buffalo Soldiers. We hope that you will return in the future, and give our museum another shot. More 

Centralia, Il, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This was an excellent experience. The tour that is given is so full of knowledgable information' the old old utensils and tools used way back even before the Civil War; the uniforms starting back in the late 1800s, the rations that were used by the soldliers. It was a great tour.

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

Marion- Thanks for stopping in with the family and letting us know about your experience. We hope that you and your family will join us again soon and see the updates that have been made to our collection, and to view our new exhibits! More 

Petersburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I don't know how to give half stars because would give 3.5and that is more for the emotional experience than the physical place. Everyone met there very nice. The visual quality of the orientation video is poor but the content excellent. A previous post mentioned lack of 1800s era buffalo soldier exhibits so I was prepared for that. I think... More 

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Thank scampi745
paul m, Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this review

Scampi- We are sorry that you did not have the 5 star experience that we strive to provide to all of our guests. We are glad that everyone you met and dealt with at the museum was very friendly, and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the NASA exhibit. We hope that you will visit us again. More 

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Went on 4/12/2016 and was totally disappointed. Looking to see a lot on the buffalo soldiers from the civil war. Nothing but one uniform. A lot about Vietnam and a little on WWll and that was it. Didn't like it. Not what I thought it would be. Won't go again. Wasted $10.

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

Sandra- We are very sorry that you were disappointed in your recent visit to our museum. We are constantly working to improve our exhibits and displays, and obtain more memorabilia and artifacts. We hope you understand this and visit us again in the future. More 

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