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Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

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So much History in this place. I visited the museum with a member of the Buffalo Soldiers society... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Davin D
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San Antonio, Texas
hidden gem of huge significance

Easy to find, good car park. Captain Matthews is an inspirational collector with a mission. A... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
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"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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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much History in this place. I visited the museum with a member of the Buffalo Soldiers society. This helped get meaning from all the displays. Awesomely great place to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Davin D
paul m, Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Davin, it is wonderful to read how much you were able to learn and take from our exhibits. We appreciate this kind review and hope you will consider stopping by again in the future.

Reviewed 3 November 2018

Easy to find, good car park. Captain Matthews is an inspirational collector with a mission. A genial, informative and funny host. Vietnam veteran with experience of the the grunts on the ground. Strongly recommended if you are in Houston.

Date of experience: November 2018
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paul m, Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Nicholas, thank you for this very kind review and recommendation of your experience. We hope you learned something new, and invite you back the next time you are in the area. Take care!

Reviewed 22 October 2018

This is by all accounts a rather "home-grown" museum with cases of artifacts of limited interest displayed in a pedestrian manner. That said, the story of African Americans in the military is one worth telling. This museum probably operates on a shoe-string budget, so if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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paul m, Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thank you for the honest feedback on your time spent with us. As you saw, we are committed to our history and to telling the story of the Buffalo Soldier. We will be sure to review your feedback with our team to ensure the best...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018

I was not expecting this to be like the Smithsonian African American museum in DC and it wasn't. Its the museum of someone who wanted to share a piece of history that would have gone otherwise unknown. That is why I visited. Fund that which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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paul m, Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

We appreciate you taking the time to share feedback from your visit. We strive to provide an exemplary experience, and we apologize if this wasn't reflected. If you have any further suggestions to help us improve for future visitors, please give us a call at...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018

Small but very interesting. Some displays seamed to be incomplete or could have given more. Interesting part of army history.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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paul m, Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Debrah, thank you for the honest feedback on your recent experience with us. We work hard to create displays to grab the attention of our guests while being educational and informative. We hope you will give us another shot, and stop in again to see...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

This small museum is very interesting. The opening video is very moving. The contributors are all proud of their contribution to American history. The coverage of Black troops in the Civil War and Indian wars are especially good.

Date of experience: August 2018
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paul m, Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Steve, thank you for the kind words and support. We are happy to hear that you were moved by the history and the contributions made. We hope that you will stop back again soon!

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Awesome museum! It's small but very detailed. Was able to meet and take a picture with Sgt Maj James Williams. He greeted us warmly. I went on Thursday when it was free from 1pm to 5pm

Date of experience: August 2018
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paul m, Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share feedback from your experience. We're happy to know you took advantage of our free visits and enjoyed the museum. We hope you'll visit again in the future!

Reviewed 30 July 2018

The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in midtown Houston is a moving and interesting history of the brave and honorable journey of blacks serving their country from the Civil War to present-day. The museum is small but packed with information that may not be well-known to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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paul m, Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Barbara, thank you for the 5 star review. We're happy to know you enjoyed your afternoon learning the history from the Civil War to present day. We hope you'll visit again in the future!

Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Free museum admission Thursdays. Gift shop available and additional artifacts have been added since our last visit. It includes uniforms from many different branches of the military including NASA. It is a smaller museum but nonetheless worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2018
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paul m, Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you for the 5 star review. We appreciate you sharing feedback from your recent visit, and we're pleased to know you enjoyed the experience. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

A relatively small museum with a collection of military weapons, and civilian and military equipment, and documentation, recalling the achievements and contribution to American civil and military history by black Americans who fought for their country.

Date of experience: June 2018
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paul m, Manager at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about your experience at the museum. We hope you'll visit us again in the future!

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Adults: $10.00 Students, seniors (60 and older), military: $5.00 Children (five and under): free Thursdays (1 PM until 5 PM): free
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