Directions

A white car with photos wrapped onto the outside showing men on horses and a yellow circle with portrait of soldier in middle with text reading PROTEST RIDE
One of the park's fleet vehicles wrapped in a special artistic photo design to honor the 100th anniversary of Colonel Young's protest horse ride to Washington D.C. from Wilberforce, Ohio.

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"Youngsholm" is located in Wilberforce, Ohio near Wilberforce University. It is situated less than one mile west of the Wilberforce University and Central State University campuses on U.S. Route 42 at 1120 US Route 42 E.

Youngsholm is not open for regular visitation but guests can view the historical markers on the park grounds at anytime. One is situated on a boulder in the front of the house and the other is posted between the parking lot entrances, near the roadway. There is also another historical marker regarding Charles Young located on N. Bickett road on the campus of Wilberforce University.

 

By Plane

There are three major airports near the park. The closest is the Dayton International Airport (DAY), located 40 miles northwest of the park in Dayton. For more information, visit the Dayton International Airport website. The Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) is located 69 miles to the northeast in Columbus. Visit the Port Columbus International Airport website for more information. The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is located 75 miles to the southwest in Hebron, Kentucky. Visit the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International website for more information.

Automobile

There are many ways to get to the park by car. Listed below are some of the more common directions to the park using the major interstates and highways around the Xenia and Wilberforce area.

 

List of Automobile Directions Navigation

 

From Dayton & All Points West

  • Take US-35 east towards Xenia, OH
  • Continue into Xenia by following U.S. Route 35 Business / W. Main St.
  • Turn left onto U.S. 42. Youngsholm will be on your left at 1120 US Route 42 E., approximately 2.5 miles from the U.S. Route 35 Business / W. Main St. intersection.
 
A roadway with green exit signage hanging above the road
Left: U.S. 35 Eastbound exit at U.S. 35 Business Route exit / Right: Left hand turn onto U.S. 42 from U.S. 35 Business Route.

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From Columbus & All Points North

  • Take I-71 south from Columbus towards Cincinnati
  • Exit I-71 at U.S. Route 35 and go west
  • Follow U.S. Route 35 and exit at N. Bickett Road
  • Turn right onto N. Bickett Road
  • N. Bickett Road will dead-end at U.S. Route 42, turn left onto U.S. Route 42
  • Youngsholm will be on your right, approximately 0.7 miles from N. Bickett Road, at 1120 US Route 42 E.
 
A roadway with green exit signage hanging above the road
Left: I-71 Southbound at the U.S. 35 exit / Right: U.S. 35 Westbound exit at Bickett Road.

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From Cincinnati and All Points South and Southwest

  • Take I-71 north from Cincinnati towards Columbus
  • Exit I-71 at U.S. Route 35 and go west
  • Follow U.S. Route 35 and exit at N. Bickett Road
  • Turn right onto N. Bickett Road
  • N. Bickett Road will dead-end at U.S. Route 42, turn left onto U.S. Route 42
  • Youngsholm will be on your right, approximately 0.7 miles from N. Bickett Road, at 1120 US Route 42 E.
 
A roadway with green exit signage hanging above the road
Left: I-71 Northbound at the U.S. 35 exit / Right: U.S. 35 Westbound exit at Bickett Road.

Courtesy Google Maps

 
A gray paved road and exit ramp going off to the right with sign text reading Bickett Road
Westbound U.S. 35 exit at the Bickett Road exit.

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From All Points East

  • Follow U.S. Route 35 west and exit at N. Bickett Road
  • Turn right onto N. Bickett Road
  • N. Bickett Road will dead-end at U.S. Route 42, turn left onto U.S. Route 42
  • Youngsholm will be on your right, approximately 0.7 miles from N. Bickett Road, at 1120 US Route 42 E.
 
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Driving Directions to National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center (NAAMCC)

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Directions to park partner, NAAMCC, from Youngsholm:x

  • Turn left, northeast, onto U.S. Rt. 42
  • Follow U.S. Route 42 approximately 1.0 mile to Brush Row Road
  • You will be entering the campus of Central State University
  • Turn left onto Brush Row Road
  • NAAMCC will be on your right, immediately after the Lionel H. Newsom administration building
  • Museum address is 1350 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce, Ohio 45384

Last updated: November 25, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 428
Wilberforce, OH 45384

Phone:

(937) 352-6757
Main park information line.

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