Basic Information

The park lies in a humid continental zone with a generally temperate climate. Winters are mildly cold with average temperatures around 29 degrees (F). Summers are hot and humid with an average temperature around 74 degrees (F). Average annual total rainfall is just under 40". Snowfall in the winter is generally light with an average total snowfall of about 22".

Entrance Fees:

No Entrance Fees - $0.00

There are no fees to enter the park when it is open to the public.

Entrance Passes:

America the Beautiful Passes - $0.00

There are no fees or passes required to enter the park. The park currently does not sell the America the Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreation Lands Pass but you can go online to purchase select passes and to order select passes. You can also visit William Howard Taft National Historic Site in Cincinnati or Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Chillicothe and purchase a pass there, in person. Cost for an annual pass is $80.00.


Currently, Youngsholm serves as the face of the nation's 401st National Park Service site. For up-to-date information on park events, you can call the park for info. In 1907, the Young's purchased a large house about a mile from the campus which he later named "Youngsholm." The house was built in 1839 and was once used as a stop on the Underground Railroad.

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument is located in west-central Ohio, in the town of Wilberforce. The park was officially dedicated on April 2nd, 2013 and is the nation's 401st National Park Service site.

Let Us Help You Plan Your Visit

  • Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument is located in the west-central Ohio area, about a thirty five minute drive southeast of Dayton.
  • If you're visiting the park, find out about our Hours of Operation before you leave.
  • Whether you're coming to visit the site during an open house or just browsing the grounds during daylight hours, learn about Charles Young and his major life accomplishments by watching the 10 minute Introductory Film online.
  • Before you begin your journey to the park, be sure to check on the current traffic and Road Conditions around the park and Wilberforce area. Visit the Directions page to determine the best way to reach the park.
  • Browse the park Calendar to see what events may be planned for your visit.
  • Get the current Weather conditions for the park and surrounding area.
  • Finish your trip planning by visiting the Eating & Sleeping page to find local area eateries and accommodations.
  • Visiting the park with your pet? Find out where Pets can and cannot go while on park grounds.
  • Visit the Guided Tours page to view a list of open house dates.
  • Looking for more National Park Service areas? You can stay right here in the Buckeye state and see seven more National Park Service sites throughout the state.

Last updated: November 16, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 428
Wilberforce, OH 45384


(937) 352-6757

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