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Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

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Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is an educational museum in Houston, TX that shares exhibits, memorabilia and other information about the role of African Americans in several American wars. African Americans have served in many American wars and received accolades and medals, the first all African American army units were created in 1866. The recruits included former slaves, veterans from civil war and other diverse sectors. The museum offers free admission every Thursday and is open to tours Monday through Saturday.

Things to Do

  • African American soldiers contributed in many wars, including Indian wars, Spanish war, Philippine and Mexican wars, world war I & II and many more.
  • The museum highlights the contribution of black soldiers, the exhibits showcase many artifacts, informational content and memorabilia.
  • Visitors can see photos, weaponry, medals, photographs, uniforms, ammunition and see artifacts of prominent African American soldiers.
  • The tech wall consists of many tools and tech items that span generations, it showcases many appliances and hand tools.
  • The reenactments are interesting to watch, the store sells souvenirs and items for kids.

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum Insider Tips

  • Children ages 5 and under have free admission.
  • Docent-led tours are available.
  • Discounts for military personnel.

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