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.

Event Space Comparison

Theatre Capacity Standing Capacity Banquet Capacity Square Feet Rental Rate
Herzstein Gallery 250 400 320 3,500 sq ft Starting at $3,400
The Officer's Club 80 115 75 1,600 sq ft Starting at $1,250
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

Event insurance is required for all events.

Supplemental Fees & Requirements

  • A/V Tech $50/hr. (2-hour minimum). Required for all events in the Gallery using A/V equipment.
  • 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 $50/hour with a four hour minimum required for all events. Additional security required for events with a bar or lager than 75 guests.
  • 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.