The Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument was established on March 25, 2013 and preserved the home and post-Civil War military legacy of Col. Charles Young (1864-1922). Col. Young, a distinguished officer in the United States Army, was the third African American to graduate from West Point and the first to achieve the rank of colonel. He was also the first African American to serve as a superintendent of a national park, commanding the U.S. Army troops national parks in California.

The National Park Foundation provided critical funding to ensure the Col. Young's home could become a part of the National Park Service.