More than a museum
Give your guests a touch of history. Host your next event at our historical Texas landmark. The Houston Light Guard Armory, built-in 1925, is the home of Buffalo Soldiers National Museum. Whether it’s a quick board meeting, community forum, or elegant gala, we welcome you.
Rentable Spaces at BSNM
Event Space Comparison
|Theatre Capacity||Standing Capacity||Banquet Capacity||Square Feet||Rental Rate|
|Herzstein Gallery||250||400||320||3,500 sq ft||
$4,400 Fri & Sat
|The Officer's Club||80||115||75||1,600 sq ft||
$1,375 Fri & Sat
|The Founder's Room||50||65||50||858 sq ft||
$450 (4 hours)|
$800 (8 hours)
|Soldier's Plaza||50||50||30||2,000 sq ft||
$500 (4 hours)|
$950 (8 hours)
Available after normal business hours*
*Soldier’s Plaza is currently closed for renovation.
Event insurance is required for all events.
Supplemental Fees & Requirements
- AV Tech $40/hr. (2-hour minimum)
- Projector & screen package available at $150 per event.
- Podium & microphone package available at $75 per event.
- Microphone (2 available) & in-house speaker (4 available) package available at $75 per event.
- Microphone available at $15 ea.
- A/V package is available at $300 which includes 2-mics, 4 in-house speakers, TV monitors, and Projector/Screen (Gallery rentals & OC only).
- Security is required at $40/hr for all events that begin after 5PM and/or with a guest count of 60 people or more.
- TABC certified bartenders are available at $45/hr.
- No outside bartenders are allowed.
- The BSNM has a TABC license to sell therefore NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED.
- The bar has a $500 minimum, please ask about our bar packages.
- A gratuity of 22% added on all events with bar.
- Bar tasting is available at an extra cost. Contact bar manager.
- Payment of 50% due to secure the date.
- All credit card payments will incur a 2% processing fee
- Discounts are available for non-profits based on availability, and at the discretion of management.
- Discounts are available for multi-day rentals, all-day rentals, and for museum members, please inquire.
- The client must purchase event insurance or provide a liability policy with BSNM named as insured.
Inventory Included in Pricing
|Round Tables (60in)||30|
|Rectangular Tables (8ft)||10|
|Rectangular Tables (6ft)||10|
Optional Add-on Inventory
|Furniture||Quantity||Price (per item)|
|Chiavari Chairs (black)||40||$4|
|Large Easels (black)||10||$15|
Event Space Inquiry
Please fill out the inquiry form, then contact us to schedule a tour of The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and discuss your event with Shelle Fair, our venue manager.
Tours By Appointment Only
Monday – Thursday, Saturday: 11 AM – 4 PM.
Rental Space Availability
Sunday – Saturday
8:00 AM – 2:00 AM
*Select meeting rooms are available during normal business hours by request.