"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

Happy 100th Birthday to Us!

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Enjoy this birthday video as we celebrates 100 years of serving the American public and protecting our precious resources throughout this majestic land.  Join us and help celebrate our first 100 years and stay with us to help protect and preserve your national parks for the next 100!

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Buffalo Soldiers Study

Here's your chance to comment on how the legacy of the famed Buffalo Soldiers regiments should be commemorated and interpreted.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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The former home to Colonel Charles Young, now the face of the nation's 401st NPS site. Learn what makes this place so special.

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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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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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Park News

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

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 428
Wilberforce, OH 45384


(937) 352-6757
General information number for park inquiries.

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