Directions

People gather near the roadside
Visitors gather around the newly placed historical marker dedicated to Col. Charles Young, next to State Route 42, just in front of the house.

NPS Photo / Tom Engberg

 
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Getting There

"Youngsholm" is located in Wilberforce, Ohio near Wilberforce University. It is situated less than one mile west of the Wilberforce University and Central State University campuses on U.S. Route 42 at 1120 US Route 42 E.

Youngsholm is open for regular visitation on weekends but guests can view the historical markers on the park grounds at anytime. One is situated on a boulder in the front of the house and the other is posted between the parking lot entrances, near the roadway. There is also another historical marker regarding Charles Young located on N. Bickett road on the campus of Wilberforce University.

Visit the Hours of Operation page for information on when the park is open for visitation.

 

By Plane

There are three major airports near the park. The closest is the Dayton International Airport (DAY), located 40 miles northwest of the park in Dayton. For more information, visit the Dayton International Airport website. The Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) is located 69 miles to the northeast in Columbus. Visit the Port Columbus International Airport website for more information. The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is located 75 miles to the southwest in Hebron, Kentucky. Visit the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International website for more information.

 
By Car

From Dayton & all points west
  • Take US-35 east towards Xenia, OH
  • Continue into Xenia by following U.S. Route 35B
  • Turn left onto U.S. 42, Youngsholm will be on your left, approximately 2.5 miles from U.S. Route 35B, 1120 US Route 42 E.
From Columbus & all points north
  • Take I-71 south from Columbus towards Cincinnati
  • Exit I-71 at U.S. Route 35 and go west
  • Follow U.S. Route 35 and exit at N. Bickett Road
  • Turn right onto N. Bickett Road
  • N. Bickett Road will dead-end at U.S. Route 42, turn left onto U.S. Route 42
  • Youngsholm will be on your right, approximately 0.7 miles from N. Bickett Road, at 1120 US Route 42 E.
From Cincinnati and all points south and southwest
  • Take I-71 north from Cincinnati towards Columbus
  • Exit I-71 at U.S. Route 35 and go west
  • Follow U.S. Route 35 and exit at N. Bickett Road
  • Turn right onto N. Bickett Road
  • N. Bickett Road will dead-end at U.S. Route 42, turn left onto U.S. Route 42
  • Youngsholm will be on your right, approximately 0.7 miles from N. Bickett Road, at 1120 US Route 42 E.
From all points east
  • Follow U.S. Route 35 west and exit at N. Bickett Road
  • Turn right onto N. Bickett Road
  • N. Bickett Road will dead-end at U.S. Route 42, turn left onto U.S. Route 42
  • Youngsholm will be on your right, approximately 0.7 miles from N. Bickett Road, at 1120 US Route 42 E.
 
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National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center (NAAMCC)

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Directions to park partner, NAAMCC, from Youngsholm:x

  • Turn left, northeast, onto U.S. Rt. 42
  • Follow U.S. Route 42 approximately 1.0 mile to Brush Row Road
  • You will be entering the campus of Central State University
  • Turn left onto Brush Row Road
  • NAAMCC will be on your right, immediately after the Lionel H. Newsom administration building
  • Museum address is 1350 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce, Ohio 45384


Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 428
Wilberforce, OH 45384

Phone:

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

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