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Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

3816 Caroline St


The mission of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (BSNM) is to educate, preserve, promote and perpetuate the history, tradition and outstanding contributions of  America's Buffalo Soldiers from the Revolutionary War to present.  BSNM achieves its mission through its educational programs, historic research, the arts, the environment, school tours, performing arts, teacher workshops; youth outreach programs, school appearances, and exhibits.  The museum creates and disseminates knowledge about the history of the Buffalo Soldiers and their service in the defense and development of America.

About Us:

The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (BSNM), a non-profit 501(c)(3) institution, was founded in 2001 by Vietnam veteran, Captain Paul J. Matthews.  Major Charles Williams, United States Army Retired, serves as the Museum's Chief Docent.  BSNM is the only museum dedicated primarily to preserving the legacy and honor of the African-American soldier in defense of the United States of America from the Revolutionary War to present. The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is a proud member of the Houston Museum District and the Midtown Cultural Arts District. The museum is also a proud member of the Greater Houston Conventions and Visitors Bureau, Greater Houston Partnership and the Better Business Bureau.


Anthony Primm

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
historically accurate. Fun facts and memorabilia. The uniforms and gear were spot on. A lot of repeat information from the buffalo soldier museum in Arizona. It could have been bigger and offered a guide to make it better.

Vickie Thomas

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Here we had much fun and high education. Our grandsons 4 and 11 learned a lot and enjoyed themselves with the horse and ringing of the huge bell. I enjoyed it there too and the souvenir shop and the old items outside in the back brought back so many memories it was just really interesting place to take family the staff is great I called ahead from Atlanta spoke to them and it was just just really cool really cool place to take the family

D King

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Please note that the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is the ONLY museum in the United States that is 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. Their hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm. Thursdays are FREE (from 1pm-5pm). They are closed on Sundays.

Alan Steinberg

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Interesting military history museum with a focus on the role of Buffalo Soldiers / African Americans. This is an important part of American military history that is sometimes overlooked. The museum is rather small and can be seen in about an hour. It's free on Thursday afternoons.

Patricia Williams

Friday, June 1, 2018
Great location and atmosphere! We had a wonderful time celebrating our Man of God!

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