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Visit the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum for a History Lesson in Houston

Located in downtown Houston, the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum celebrates the first African-American soldiers to serve during peacetime. They got their name from their Native American enemies, who associated the Buffalo with bravery. These men fought with distinction from the formation of the six all-black units after the Civil War until the integration of the U.S. Army in 1948.

About the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

The museum tells people about the history of the Buffalo Soldiers and, by extension, all the African-Americans who have served in the armed forces. It also has a database and a library that is available for public use. Tours of the museum are also available. The museum’s regular exhibits cover the Civil War, Vietnam, World War I, and World War II. They also have an exhibit of firearms and artillery and a “tech wall” of everyday objects from the past.

Visitor Information

The museum is open six days a week, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturdays. Free admission is available on Thursday afternoons. They also offer monthly outdoor exploration activities for young people between the ages of 10 and 17. The museum is conveniently located in midtown Houston at Truxillo Street and Caroline Street, with parking available nearby. After your visit, you can go to one of a number of nearby restaurants. From our complex on El Mundo Street, it is pretty much a straight run up 288, turning off onto Alabama Street—the museum is opposite Houston Community College.

This is only one of the great specialist museums in Museum Park, which is also home to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Children’s Museum of Houston, and others. It makes for a great day or afternoon out and, of course, leaves time to explore other great Houston attractions. To find out more about what Houston and the Monarch Medical Center Apartments have to offer, contact us today.

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