"The thing then to be desired above all others is confidence in one's self..." Charles Young

Throughout his life, Charles Young overcame countless obstacles in his ascent to prominence.  In spite of overt racism and stifling inequality, Young rose through the military ranks to become one of the most respected leaders of his time.  A well-rounded man with a steadfast devotion to duty, Young led by example and inspired a generation of new leaders.

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Features

Colonel Charles Young

A Triumph of Tragedy

View the official introductory film to the park. This short, 9 minute+ film documents various aspects of Charles Young's inspiring life.

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The Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers Jr. Ranger logo

The New Junior Ranger & Kids Sections Are Here!

It's finally here! The new Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers Jr. Ranger section is now live and ready for you. Visit the page to find out more!

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New Charles Young Ohio Historical Marker unveiled

Official Photos & Videos Galleries

View official photos & videos from events and from around the park in the Photo & Multimedia Section. Check back regularly for newly added media.

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Check out the new Plan Your Visit section

Plan Your Visit

Whether you're planning a day visit or a multi-day area visit to the park and surrounding area, we have the info you need to get started.

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Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers NM social media

Join the Park Conversations!

Look for Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers NM social media! At home or on the go, get the latest news, interact with others & share park memories.

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Buffalo Soldiers of 10th Cav in Mexico, ca. 1916

Buffalo Soldiers

In 1866, congress created six segregated regiments of African American soldiers who would later became known as Buffalo Soldiers to friends & foes.

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Dr. Bret Ruby with visitors during a tour of Hopewell Mound Group

This Week at Hopewell Culture

Looking for something fun & memorable to do this summer? Look no further! Visit our upcoming events page to see what's going on in the park.

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William Howard Taft NHS

William Howard Taft; Public Servant

Visit the Cincinnati two-story Greek Revival house where William Howard Taft was born & grew up. A true civil servant, from Hamilton county to D.C

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Wright Cycle Company building

Dayton's National Park

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park invites you to explore its five sites about the Wright brothers and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

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