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 special events for anywhere from 50 to 300 guests.
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.
For more information about hosting your wedding or reception at The Buffalo Museum, visit the organization’s website.
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Museums and Attractions
- Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am-4pm Closed Sunday
- Admission: Children, Students and Seniors: $5 General: $10
- Senior Rates:
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- Student Rates:
- Gift Shop:
- Free Parking Available:
- Private Room for Special Events:
- ADA Accessible:
- Requirement for Chaperone/Student Ratio: 1/10
- Motorcoach Parking:
- Advance Notice Required for Groups:
- Houston Clean - Minimize Contact Touchpoints:
- Houston Clean - Require Face Coverings:
- Houston Clean - Require Employee Protective Gear:
- Houston Clean - Facilitate Social Distancing:
- Houston Clean - Heightened Cleaning Protocols:
- Houston Clean - Attendance Level Monitoring:
- Houston Clean - Minimize Large Group Programming:
- ADA Accessible:
- Reception Capacity 50
- Facility Buy Out For Special Event true
- Banquet Capacity 30
- Number of Rooms 2