• Col. Charles Young / Youngsholm / Buffalo Soldiers in Cuba

    Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers

    National Monument Ohio

Directions

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Local area map (not to scale) of the Xenia & Wilberforce area.  Youngsholm is indicated by the red marker.  Click map for a larger version.

NPS / Tom Engberg

Getting to the Park

"Youngsholm" is located in Wilberforce, Ohio. It is situated less than one mile west of the Wilberforce University and Central State University campuses on U.S. Route 42 at 1120 US Route 42 E. While Youngsholm is not yet open for regular visitation, guests can view the historical markers on the park grounds. One is situated on a boulder in the front of the house and the other is posted between the parking lot entrances, near the roadway.

 

By Plane

There are three major airports near the park. The closest is the Dayton International Airport (DAY), located 40 miles northwest of the park in Dayton. For more information, visit the Dayton International Airport website. The Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) is located 69 miles to the northeast in Columbus. Visit the Port Columbus International Airport website for more information. The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is located 75 miles to the southwest in Hebron, Kentucky. Visit the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International website for more information.

 
By Car

From Dayton & all points west
  • Take US-35 east towards Xenia, OH
  • Continue into Xenia by following U.S. Route 35B
  • Turn left onto U.S. 42, Youngsholm will be on your left, approximately 2.5 miles from U.S. Route 35B, 1120 US Route 42 E.
From Columbus & all points north
  • Take I-71 south from Columbus towards Cincinnati
  • Exit I-71 at U.S. Route 35 and go west
  • Follow U.S. Route 35 and exit at N. Bickett Road
  • Turn right onto N. Bickett Road
  • N. Bickett Road will dead-end at U.S. Route 42, turn left onto U.S. Route 42
  • Youngsholm will be on your right, approximately 0.7 miles from N. Bickett Road, at 1120 US Route 42 E.
From Cincinnati and all points south and southwest
  • Take I-71 north from Cincinnati towards Columbus
  • Exit I-71 at U.S. Route 35 and go west
  • Follow U.S. Route 35 and exit at N. Bickett Road
  • Turn right onto N. Bickett Road
  • N. Bickett Road will dead-end at U.S. Route 42, turn left onto U.S. Route 42
  • Youngsholm will be on your right, approximately 0.7 miles from N. Bickett Road, at 1120 US Route 42 E.
From all points east
  • Follow U.S. Route 35 west and exit at N. Bickett Road
  • Turn right onto N. Bickett Road
  • N. Bickett Road will dead-end at U.S. Route 42, turn left onto U.S. Route 42
  • Youngsholm will be on your right, approximately 0.7 miles from N. Bickett Road, at 1120 US Route 42 E.

Did You Know?

Spingarn Medal & Portrait Pose

In 1916, the NAACP awarded Charles Young the prestigious Spingarn Medal for his exemplary work as a military attaché in Liberia. Young helped to supervise the country's budding infrastructure while at the same time providing valuable information to the U.S. Government's mission in the country. Young was the second African-American to receive the coveted award.