Venue Rental

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

The Herzstein Gallery

Perfect for weddings, etc, and etc.

The Officer's Club

Perfect for team building events, etc, and etc.

The Founder's Room

Perfect for small events, etc, and etc.

Event Space Comparison

Theatre Capacity Standing Capacity Banquet Capacity Square Feet Rental Rate
Herzstein Gallery 250 400 320 3,500 sq ft $3,400 Weekday
$4,000 Sun
$4,400 Fri & Sat
The Officer's Club 80 115 75 1,600 sq ft $1,250 Weekday
$1,300 Sun
$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*

For full venue rentals and rates, please email

*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

Furniture Quantity
Round Tables (60in) 30
Rectangular Tables (8ft) 10
Rectangular Tables (6ft) 10
Cocktail Tables 15
Banquet Chairs 330

Optional Add-on Inventory

Furniture Quantity Price (per item)
Chiavari Chairs (black) 40 $4
Large Easels (black) 10 $15
Bistro Tables 15 $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.

Tell us about your event.