"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 Reopening Guidelines

We will reopen on a limited basis for weekend, appointment-only tours. Read the guidelines that the park will be under during this Phase.

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The Veterans Podcast

Watch and listen as we present the newest episode with WWII Buffalo Soldier veteran, Mr. Harold J. Warren, Jr.

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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.

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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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Park Photo Galleries

View official park photos in various photo galleries online, including recent park special events.

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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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Park Introductory Film

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

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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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Crossword Puzzles

We have crossword puzzles for every age and skill. Check out the puzzles page to download yours!

Last updated: November 11, 2020

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 428
Wilberforce, OH 45384


(937) 352-6757
Main park information line.

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