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
"The thing then to be desired above all others is confidence in one's self..." Charles Young
Park Introductory Film
The official introductory film for Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument.
Dreamers Poetry Contest
The winners for the 2017 contest are now posted! Thanks to all who participated in the inaugural contest and for making it exceptional!!!
Leadership Development Program
The park is proud to present a new program that engages youth to help them embrace challenges and hone their leadership skills.
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.
Become a Junior Ranger
Earn your Jr. Ranger badge and certificate, just like the park's first Jr. Ranger in this photo.
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.
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.
Colonel Charles Young
The life of Colonel Charles Young was filled with memorable highs and demoralizing lows. Learn more about this true American hero.
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.