Fees & Reservations

Entrance & Admission
Please visit the Hours of Operation page for information on when the park is open for visitation. Open House events and tours of the house are available on an infrequent basis and information on those hours and dates are available on the Guided Tours page. When the house is open for visitation, tours and events, there are no entrance fees.

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.
For up-to-date information on tours & volunteer opportunities, please contact park staff by email or call 937-352-6757.
Cards with bighorn sheep, green frogs and children on the fronts
The 2018 America the Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreation Lands Pass Series

Park Passes

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers NM does not sell the America the Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreation Lands Pass but you can visit the USGS Online Store to purchase select passes and to order select passes. Most passes can be purchased through a mail-in application, online or by calling (See notes for each card below).

These passes are valid for entry of up to four people in a single vehicle at all National Park Service fee sites. Additionally, the passes are also accepted at four other federal recreation agencies that have entrance fees, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation.

The pass series consists of the Annual Pass, the Senior Pass*, the Access Pass and the free Annual Pass for U.S. Military. Children under the age of 16 are admitted free at all NPS fee sites.

  • The Annual Pass is available to anyone over the age of 16. The cost is $80. NOTE: Can be purchased online or via telephone at 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747), Ext. 3, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm MST.
  • The Senior Pass is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or older. The cost is $20 for an Annual Pass or $80 for a Lifetime Pass. All Pass purchasers must have documentation of age and residency or citizenship. If you purchase four $20 Annual Senior Passes, you can exchange the four cards for a Lifetime Senior Pass at no additional cost. The person purchasing the Annual Pass must have purchased the pass for themself and must be exchanging the four Passes for themself. The Passes are non-transferrable. NOTE: There will be an additional $10 application processing fee to order the card online* or via telephone at 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747), Ext. 3, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm MST.
  • The Access Pass is free to ALL U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a permanent disability (Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship - Vehicle disability hang tags are not acceptable). NOTE: There will be a $10 application processing fee to order the card online or via telephone at 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747), Ext. 3, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm MST..
  • The Annual Pass for U.S. Military is free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Applicants must present a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173) to receive the pass. NOTE: This pass must be obtained in person, at a federal facility which offers it.

Additional information on the pass series or to order a pass online.

PLEASE NOTE: Golden Access and Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.

Cards with pictures of bighorn sheep and green frog
The Lifetime and Annual Senior Passes.

Senior Pass Changes

On August 28th, 2017, the price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass increased for the first time since 1994. The cost increased to $80 from $10 for a lifetime pass. Seniors (age 62 & older) can also purchase an annual Senior Pass for $20. If purchased consecutively for four years, all four Annual Senior Pass cards can be exchanged for a Lifetime Senior Pass. The additional revenue will be used to enhance the visitor experience in parks.

Learn more about the changes, what they mean for you, and how the additional funds will be used when you visit the National Park Service's Senior Pass changes page.

Last updated: March 22, 2018

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 428
Wilberforce , OH 45384


937 352-6757
Main park information line.

Contact Us


Stay Connected