"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. Read More

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Charles Young Interactive Storymap

Read more and learn more about the incredible life story of Colonel Charles Young through the new, interactive Storymap!

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Annual Col. Young Bday Celebration Event

The annual Col. Young Birthday Celebration and Trailblazer event took place on Thursday, March 12th, 2020. Read more about this year's gala.

Banners available for display

Traveling Banner Exhibition

The park has a limited number of banner display sets available for public institution display/use throughout the country.

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Park Introductory Film

The official introductory film for Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument.

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Park Cell Phone Tour

Dial in to the park's Cell Phone Tour and learn about the people and the places that made Wilberforce what it is today.

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Plan Your Visit to the Park

Before you leave home, let us help you plan your visit by advising you of essential information that will make your trip a memorable one.

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Become a Junior Ranger

Earn your Jr. Ranger badge and certificate, just like these pictured. Every online and mail in submission are eligible!

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Coloring Pages

Download and print outlined images of important people and places related to the park and then color them in.

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Every Kid Outdoors Pass

4th graders can now earn their free parks pass! This special pass waives entry fees to thousands of federal sites in the United States.

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Laws and Policies

Important information about the laws and policies pertaining to firearms and concealed carry in the park units.

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Park Partners

We can't do it alone. Therefore, the park is fortunate to have lasting affiliations with many partners who help us in our mission.

Last updated: March 13, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 428
Wilberforce, OH 45384

Phone:

(937) 352-6757

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