Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Houston: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

Founded in 2000, the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum preserves and promotes the history and traditions of African Americans who served in the U.S. armed forces, including the Buffalo Soldiers. The museum tells the stories of these largely unsung heroes through exhibits and a notable collection of artifacts. Touted as one of the world's largest collections of African American military memorabilia dating from 1770-2000, the museum is staffed principally by military retirees who offer their personal stories as part of the tour. An introductory video highlights the role played by African Americans in the armed forces since the American Revolution, and the museum hosts reenactments on the weekends.


  • 3816 Caroline
  • Houston, Texas
  • 77004


Hours & Fees

  • Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Free Admission on Thursday from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Adults: $10, Seniors (60+) / Military / Student w/ID: $5, Children (Ages 5 and younger): Free