"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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Park Introductory Film

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

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Colonel Charles Young

The life of Colonel Charles Young was filled with memorable highs and demoralizing lows. Learn more about this true American hero.

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The Buffalo Soldiers

Learn more about the men who battled enemies of the United States abroad all the while as they struggled to earn equality at home.

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Eclipse Explorer Jr. Ranger Program

Commemorate the 2017 Solar Eclipse by participating in the Eclipse Explorer Jr. Ranger Program! Download the booklet and get started!

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Every Kid In A Park 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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Become a Junior Ranger

Earn your Jr. Ranger badge and certificate, just like the park's first Jr. Ranger in this photo.

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Jr. Ranger Fun Section

Hey Kids! After you finish achieving your Jr. Ranger badge, head over to the kids fun section for printable puzzles & coloring pages.

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Charles Young's Historic Ride to D.C.

Learn about the journey of Charles Young's horse ride to Washington D.C.. Not only did he prove his physical fitness, he proved his worth.

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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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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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Park News

Keep up-to-date with park happenings with the latest news releases. View current and archived press releases.

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The Park & The Warren Family StoryCorps

Hear the compelling and amazing stories from WWII Buffalo Soldier veteran, Harold Warren, Jr.

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Park Photo Galleries

View official park photos in various photo galleries online.

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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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Volunteer at the Park

Looking for a rewarding and memorable experience? Become a Volunteer In Park (VIP) and help us fulfill our mission.

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Important Senior Pass Program Changes

Important changes are coming to the Senior Pass Program. New price structure takes effect Monday, August 28th, 2017.

Last updated: August 14, 2017

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