Eighty-Five Years of Courage, Valor & Heroism

They joined for a better life and to fight for their country. They served valiantly on foreign battlefields and in the face of egregious racism at home. Explore the places throughout the country that these African American men known as the Buffalo SoldiersĀ helped build, protect and operate. Immerse yourself in their storiesĀ as you are enlightened by these inspiring and remarkable legacies.

Soldiers standing next to their horses at the Presidio
Visit Buffalo Soldiers Sites

Visit the NPS sites throughout the country where the Buffalo Soldiers were once part of.

5 soldiers on horseback wearing hats with rifles in front of trees.
In the National Parks

Buffalo Soldiers served as the first rangers for the country's new national parks, long before the creation of the National Park Service.

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The Buffalo Soldiers

Explore and read the stories of these incredible men and their decorated history of over 85 years.

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Buffalo Soldiers Timeline

Search through the different eras of the Buffalo Soldiers history to read stories from specific periods.

The regimental pins of the four buffalo soldier regiments surrounding a buffalo logo
Buffalo Soldiers Regiments

Find the stories of the Buffalo Soldiers sorted by the regiments of which the men served in.

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Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Six companies of the 25th Infantry worked in what is now the park and built the precursor to the modern Mauna Loa Trail.

Six soldiers stand and pose for a photo with three giant fish in the background
Klondike Gold Rush Nat'l Historical Park

They protected the community of Skagway in spite of discrimination from those they served.

Several african american mounted soldiers in formation
Chiricahua National Monument

Explore the history of the 10th Cavalry in Arizona.

An African American ranger dressed as a Buffalo Soldier talks in front of a portrait of Chas. Young
The Buffalo Soldiers Study

The Buffalo Soldiers Study has been completed and now is headed to Congress. Learn about and read the study focused on these patriots.

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Buffalo Soldier Events

Browse through all of the Buffalo Soldier-related events going on at various NPS sites throughout the country.

Last updated: January 4, 2023