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
Charles Young Interactive Storymap
Read more and learn more about the incredible life story of Colonel Charles Young through the new, interactive Storymap!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Become a Junior Ranger
Earn your Jr. Ranger badge and certificate, just like these pictured. Every online and mail in submission are eligible!
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.
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.
Traveling Banner Exhibition
The park has a limited number of banner display sets available for public institution display/use throughout the country.
Park Introductory Film
The official introductory film for Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument.
Volunteer at the Park
Looking for a rewarding and memorable experience? Become a Volunteer In Park (VIP) and help us fulfill our mission.
The New Senior Pass Program
Two options for seniors are available. A $20 annual pass & an $80 lifetime pass. Learn about the new Senior Pass program and where to buy.
Last updated: November 8, 2018