Operating Hours & Seasons

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
is now
OPEN for weekend, appointment-only tours.

*Please scroll down for detailed park reopening guidelines.
Social distancing will be strongly encouraged.

All park grounds remain OPEN and accessible to the public during daylight hours, every day.

Due to the limited number of 10 guests allowed in the house at one time, it may be necessary for staff to offer alternative times for your requested tour. Please plan for this possible limitation/restriction when you contact the site and provide two(2) times for your requested visit. We appreciate your understanding.

For current information about the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19),
please visit the National Park Service Public Health update page.

For information on national operations for the National Park Service,
please visit our Communications page.

Several people stand in the foreground listening to a man in a blue uniform.
Guests listen attentively to living history from park ranger Reggie Murray.

NPS / Tom Engberg

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument is not open for regular visitation hours.

At this time, house/park tours are available on a LIMITED basis. Please scroll down for complete information.

Please read the park's Reopening Guidelines and then email us with a specific date and time that you would like to tour the house. Once we receive your request, we will do our best to accomodate your visit on the specified date and time. Tours of the house are contingent upon adequate staffing.
(Updated: 06/29/2020)

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.

Partial Phased Expansion of Services

In accordance with the State of Ohio Responsible Restart Ohio Plan, The White House Phased Resumption of Services Plan, and Center for Disease Control guidelines, the park has entered the second phase of its reopening plan. We will continue to coordinate with state and federal health departments to safely continue phased reopening operations of the park.

Here are the important changes to park operations:

  1. Guided tours are only available on weekend dates only, until further notice.
  2. Guided Tours will resume of the 1st floor rooms of the Young home (Youngsholm) only. There will be a limit of 10 people at a time allowed in the House.
  3. The restroom on the first floor of the house will be OPEN
  4. Rangers will be available to answer questions and provide interpretation.
  5. To allow time for deep cleaning of all facilities, the house will only be open for guided tours (by appointment only) on weekends only. Staff will ensure public spaces are cleaned appropriately before, during and after guided tour visits. Please do not request a tour for a time or date that falls outside of the weekend.

Guided Tour Scheduling Request

Please be sure to read and understand the park's Phased Reopening Guidlines before you email us. You can Contact Us with your tour date and times request and we will do our best to accommodate. All tour requests must be emailed at least seven (7) days prior to the request date (with the exception of the inital reopening weekend of July 4th/5th - staff will do their best to accommodate requests for this weekend).

All visitors are strongly recommended to follow CDC and State of Ohio COVID-19 guidelines, including social distancing of at least six feet and the wearing of cloth face coverings. Please keep this in mind and be respectful of others.

Be advised that the limit of ten visitors at a time in the house may lead to a wait before entry. With that in mind, please provide us with two different times on your requested tour date. We cannot guarantee either of the times will be available, but we will do our best to accommodate all requests.

Email your guided tour request

The National Park Service and the staff of Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument welcome you back!

Last updated: June 28, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 428
Wilberforce, OH 45384


(937) 352-6757
Main park information line.

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