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Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

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Neighbourhood: Midtown
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Address: 3816 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004-3912
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+1 713-942-8920
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
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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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I kinda stumbled upon this place trying to kill time. There was a lot of African American history put into this place. I learned a lot here. The tour guide was pretty good! The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I kinda stumbled upon this place trying to kill time. There was a lot of African American history put into this place. I learned a lot here. The tour guide was pretty good! The price was not bad. I definitely would recommend this museum.

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

Megan-Thanks for stopping by! We’re glad you were able to learn some important history during your visit. We appreciate your recommendation of our museum, and we hope you will stop back again! Have a wonderful day :) More 

New Haven, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would rate this a 3.5 because while I think there is value to this museum, I found the organization and presentation of information a bit difficult to follow. Some examples: - A technology room (?) had a bunch of tools on one wall, with a binder full of captions. I don't remember if there were corresponding numbers on the... More 

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

Dodikins- Thank you for the insightful and informational review on your recent experience with us at the museum. Reviews like yours help us to understand what we can do to get more, and better information out to our guests. We will be sure to review your feedback with our entire team to see what can be done. We hope you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and daughter went in November 2016, from New Zealand and met one of the remaining buffalo soldiers who showed them around the museum. They found it was a fantastic experience and very interesting. They continue to talk about their experience at the Buffalo Soldiers Museum. The toured the southern states and the Buffalo Soldiers Museum was one of... More 

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

Thank you for leaving us a review, Kim! We’re glad your daughter and husband made it a point to come in during their trip and that they were able to take a tour with one of the remaining Buffalo Soldiers! It also makes us happy to know that visiting our museum was one of the highlights of the trip. We... More 

Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took my husband for his Birthday, so much information! He totally loved it, the History of this place and what they hold is phenominal!

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

Thank you for the 5-stars! We’re glad you decided to come in for your husband’s birthday and that you found the museum to be educational and enjoyable. Please come back again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a small Museum but should be attended, due to the service of those that did not have the full freedoms as other citizens of this nation. Yet they served the nation well.

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

Atno-Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us in your 5-star review. We’re glad you enjoyed the history and amenities that our museum has to offer. We hope to see you back sometime soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite museums in Houston, small but filled with history and well presented with excellent staff and easy to navigate. Truly worth visiting.

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

Thank you for your kind words, Ric! We’re flattered to know we’re one of your favorite museums in Houston. We hope you’ll come again soon! More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The. Museum is small in size but large in historical information not only about the famous Buffalo Soldiers but the military contributions of black soldiers since the American revolution. It has lots of little known facts and interesting information about famous and obscure black Americans, There are veterans and docents in period uniforms that enhance the visit. Must see for... More 

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

Jim-Thanks for taking the time to share your wonderful words with us regarding your recent visit to our museum! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the history and information we had to offer. We hope you have a wonderful day! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum provides a history of the Buffalo Soldiers but, in my opinion, the museum provides a history of the service and contributions of African Americans in the military. The museum is located in midtown Houston not far from the Museum of Natural Science. The museum is small but the artifacts are organized and displayed well. We... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed our museum, and that you found our exhibits to be thorough, organized, and displayed well. We hope you’ll visit again sometime! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Finally got the chance to visit. The building alone is worth the visit. Information about the Buffalo Soldiers is very interesting. Photos and documents throughout. Other military paraphernalia concerning Blacks in military are present. Staff is friendly and informative. Price is right for seniors. Free parking.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words with us. We are glad that you finally had a chance to stop by and we are happy to hear you enjoyed what we have to offer. We hope to see you back again sometime soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is very informative and I enjoyed learning about the Buffalo soldiers. This is a part of our history ghat everyone should learn about. The story about the Buffalo soldiers is very informative and you will leave with a full understanding of their importance!

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

Teresa-Thank you for taking the time so share your kind words with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed learning about our history and its importance in our society. We are happy to hear you left more informed. We hope to see you back again sometime in the near future! More 

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