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9th & 10th Horse Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers Museum

Categories: Arts & Culture

The mission of the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers Museum is to educate, preserve, and present the history and outstanding contributions of Americas’ Buffalo Soldiers from 1866—1944.

Executive Director

Jackie Jones-Hook


1940 South Wilkeson
Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: (253) 272-4257

The Museum offers a complete look at African American military history from 1866 – 1944, including WWII (1941—1945). 

Our mission is achieved through educational programs, historic research, youth outreach programs and exhibits.  The museum creates and disseminates knowledge about the history of the Buffalo Soldiers their service and contributions to America.

The displays and exhibits depict and illustrate the story of the all black regiment of the United States Military from the perspective of the soldiers. Named by Native Americans, the regiment was known as the Buffalo Soldiers. The exhibits contain various artifacts, books, uniforms and equipment of the regiment over the years, displayed so as to preserve and educate members of the public about this historical regiment and to pay tribute to those Black soldiers who fought and lost their lives for the cause.


Annual Budget: $50,000 or less

Accepts Volunteers: Yes

Service Area: Tacoma-Hilltop

People Served Annually: 1,000