The Buffalo Soldier National Museum and Heritage Center is located in the historic 3rd Ward museum district of Houston, Texas and was founded by Captain Paul J. Matthews in 2000. The former Merck pharmaceutical executive and Vietnam Veteran used $45,000 of his retirement money and his 3000 piece collection of Buffalo Soldier memorabilia, acquired over a 30 year time period, to found the museum.
This museum is dedicated to to the brave African American men and women who served in every great American Military Campaign and War. In this facility you can learn about African American military history from the Revolutionary War up until the Persian Gulf War.
The Buffalo Soldiers Museum and Heritage Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) institution. Though Captain Paul J. Mathews is the museum’s founder and one of it’s initial African American Military Historians, there are many distinguished individuals that are currently a member of the museum’s team. Highly decorated Vietnam veteran ,Dr. Franklin D.B. Jackson, is the museum’s current historian and Major Charles Williams, a retired member of the United States Army, is the museum’s Chief Docent.
Contact and Additional Information
1834 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and on Saturdays from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The Museum is closed on Sundays.
Admission: $5.00 per Person