Buffalo Soldiers in National Parks
A Rich History
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
A rich history of the Buffalo Soldiers
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.
Fort Davis National Historic Site
After the Civil War, the Army re-established Ft. Davis to protect travelers on the San Antonio-El Paso road.
Yosemite National Park
A condensed history of the Buffalo Soldiers and their purpose in national parks in the late 19th century and early 20th century.
A Need for Law & Order
Klondike Gold Rush Nat'l Historical Park
They protected the community of Skagway in spite of discrimination from those they served.
Cavalry in the Desert Southwest
Chiricahua National Monument
Explore the history of the 10th Cavalry in Arizona.
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers NM
The stories of the Buffalo Soldiers and one of the most recognized Buffalo Soldiers, Colonel Charles Young.
A significant presence
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
While stationed at Vancouver barracks, the Buffalo Soldiers of the 24th Infantry would play a significant role locally and nationally.
National Park Sites with Buffalo Soldiers History
The legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers spans over eight decades. A good part of their history coincides with the country's national parks. Explore the numerous sites in the national park system that have the distinction of possessing a history with these famed African American soldiers.
Last updated: February 20, 2021