"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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Cell phone tour provided by Guide By Cell

Cell Phone Audio Tour

Learn about Charles Young and the Wilberforce, Ohio community anytime, anywhere, day or night with the park's new cell phone audio tour.

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Official Park Newsletter - Premiere Edition

It's here! The premiere edition of the park's newsletter, The Bugler's Call. Download your copy and read up on park-related events.

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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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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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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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