Men of Honor 

Between 1866 and 1951, African-American soldiers in the U.S. Army's Buffalo Soldier regiments would valiantly and heroically face the country's enemies on the battlefield whenever they were called upon to do so.  However, they also had to face another battle here at home.  The fight for equality, respect and dignity.

Today, we proudly tell their story as we utilize this Park as a Classroom.  Learn about the struggles these men faced in a post-Civil War country that was sharply divided over their integration into society.

Coming soon, you'll be able to download Lesson Plans which can be used in your classroom.  Contact Us if you would like to visit the park with your class.

A Life of Courage & Leadership

Charles Young was the third African American to graduate from West Point and the highest ranking African American officer at the onset of World War I.

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Portrait of Charles Young in uniform.

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Look for Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers NM social media! At home or on the go, get the latest news, interact with others & share park memories.

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Buffalo Soldiers

In 1866, congress created six segregated regiments of African American soldiers who would later became known as Buffalo Soldiers to friends & foes.

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Buffalo Soldiers of 10th Cav in Mexico, ca. 1916

WANTED: Junior Rangers Of All Ages!

We encourage all visitors to learn more about the park and earn their very own Jr. Ranger badge. Learn how you can earn a World Heritage badge too!

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The park's official Junior Ranger badge

Official Park Newsletter - Premiere Edition

It's here! The premiere edition of the park's newsletter, The Bugler's Call. Download your copy and read up on park-related events.

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The cover of the park newsletter

The New Junior Ranger & Kids Sections Are Here!

It's finally here! The new Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers Jr. Ranger section is now live and ready for you. Visit the page to find out more!

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The Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers Jr. Ranger logo

Traveling Banner Exhibition Display

Available to educational institutions is the park's new traveling banner exhibition. Four banners and supplemental materials make up the exhibit.

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A partial view of one of the banners


Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1974, Charles Young's home was a gathering place for his friends, family and strangers alike.

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The two story, white farm house was built in 1856

Official Photos & Videos Galleries

View official photos & videos from events and from around the park in the Photo & Multimedia Section. Check back regularly for newly added media.

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New Charles Young Ohio Historical Marker unveiled

Last updated: June 14, 2022

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