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Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

  • 3816 Caroline St.
    Houston TX 77004
  • Neighborhood:Museum District
  • Phone: (713) 942-8920

The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated primarily to preserving the legacy and honor of the African-American soldier. It houses the largest repository of African-American military history in the world.

In fall 2012, the museum moved into its new 23,000-square-foot home at the Houston Light Guard Armory in Midtown. The historic armory space is seven-times the museum’s previous space, giving the national museum significantly more room for reenactments, exhibits and lectures. The process of relocating the museum took nearly a decade to realize.

The 10th cavalry, an all African-American Army unit, was nicknamed Buffalo Soldiers by Cheyenne warriors in 1867 out of respect for their fierce fighting ability. Over time, the term Buffalo Soldier was applied to all African-American soldiers.

The museum aims to articulate, collect, display and preserve historical artifacts, documents, videos, prints and other historical memorabilia which detail the history of the brave men and women who overcame extreme adversity while fighting the great American wars. Visitors will see artifacts stretching from the Revolutionary War through both world wars to present day conflicts.

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau - Member

  • Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
    Saturday 10am-4pm
    Closed Sunday
  • Admission: Children, Students and Seniors: $3
    General: $5
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  • Requirement for Chaperone/Student Ratio: 1/10
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  • Advance Notice Required for Groups:
Wedding Venues
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Buffalo Soldiers National Museum Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 2
  • Banquet Capacity: 30
  • Reception Capacity: 50
  • Facility Buy Out For Special Event:
Offer Title Start Date End Date Offer Details
15% at Buffalo Soldiers Gift Shop 05/01/2015 12/31/2015 Receive a 15% discount on t-shirts, coffee mugs and baseball caps purchased in the gift shop.

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