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Plan Like a Park Ranger: Top 10 Tips for Visiting Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers NM

A large gray two-story house with a wide front porch on the lower level and five windows spaced equally apart on the second level and a peaked roof in the middle of the roof
Summertime at the Young family home, also known as Youngsholm.

NPS Photo / Tom Engberg

Top 10 Tips When Visiting Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument


From the home office in Omaha, Nebraska, the Top 10 Tips when visiting Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers NM:

#10: Complete the Junior Ranger quiz online and bring it with you to receive your badge.

#9: Visit the park’s social media pages for interesting tidbits and information for your pre-trip planning.

#8: Email the park ahead of time to request your tour of the Young home.

#7: Visit the Buffalo Soldiers Subject Site to learn more about the Buffalo Soldiers’ history and legacies.

#6: Head over to Teaching with Historic Places to learn about the incredible 497 mile horseback journey accomplished by Charles Young.

#5: Get a detailed stop-by-stop history lesson on Charles Young’s 497 mile horseback journey when you visit the Interactive Story Map.

#4: Discover the three other National Park Service sites that are each located within a one hour drive.

#3: Get inspired by watching the park-produced Veterans Podcast.

#2: Learn all about Colonel Charles Young by watching the park Introductory Film.

And, the #1 tip when visiting Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument:
Download the new National Park Service app and make Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument one of your favorites!

Last updated: June 1, 2021