SAFETY NOTE: Please DO NOT attempt to access or park a vehicle at the Charles Young house site. It is an active construction zone with access limited to construction personnel. There are no areas for visitors to park any vehicles and/or walk on the grounds. The property is cordoned off with fencing around the house perimeter and up to the roadway (U.S. Route 42). Please proceed directly to the temporary visitor center on the Payne Theological Seminary campus.
Read the press release regarding the renovation details and for information on the relocation of visitor services.
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As of Sunday, October 31st, 2021, visitor services are operating out of the Bishop Reverdy C. Ransom Memorial Library on the Payne Theological Seminary campus. This is due to the long-term renovation of the Young house.
House tours ended on Saturday, October 30th, 2021 and are no longer available for the duration of the closure.
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument is open for regular visitation hours at the new temporary location listed above. The park's visitor center, Youngsholm, the former home of the Charles Young family, is currently closed for an extensive renovation that will restore the house to its early 20th century appearance.
Events and tours of the park may be available on an infrequent basis. To view any upcoming events or open tours of the park, you can also visit one of the park's social media pages as newly announced dates and times for events will be posted there too.