"The thing then to be desired above all others is confidence in one's self..." Charles Young

Throughout his life, Charles Young overcame countless obstacles in his ascent to prominence.  In spite of overt racism and stifling inequality, Young rose through the military ranks to become one of the most respected leaders of his time.  A well-rounded man with a steadfast devotion to duty, Young led by example and inspired a generation of new leaders. Read More

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Charles Young Interactive Storymap

Read more and learn more about the incredible life story of Colonel Charles Young through the new, interactive Storymap!

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The Veterans Podcast

Watch and listen as we present the new Veterans Podcast, featuring military veterans employed at various NPS sites throughout the country.

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Traveling Banner Exhibition

The park has a limited number of banner display sets available for public institution display/use throughout the country.

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Park Cell Phone Tour

Dial in to the park's Cell Phone Tour and learn about the people and the places that made Wilberforce what it is today.

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Plan Your Visit to the Park

Before you leave home, let us help you plan your visit by advising you of essential information that will make your trip a memorable one.

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Park Introductory Film

The official introductory film for Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument.

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Every Kid Outdoors Pass

4th graders can now earn their free parks pass! This special pass waives entry fees to thousands of federal sites in the United States.

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Become a Junior Ranger

Earn your Jr. Ranger badge and certificate, just like these pictured. Every online and mail in submission are eligible!

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Jr. Ranger Fun Section

Hey Kids! After you finish achieving your Jr. Ranger badge, head over to the kids fun section for printable puzzles & coloring pages.

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Laws and Policies

Important information about the laws and policies pertaining to firearms and concealed carry in the park units.

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Park Partners

We can't do it alone. Therefore, the park is fortunate to have lasting affiliations with many partners who help us in our mission.

Last updated: August 31, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 428
Wilberforce, OH 45384

Phone:

(937) 352-6757

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