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Junior Ranger Program


The National Park Service (NPS) Junior Ranger program offers young visitors the opportunity to join the NPS family as Junior Rangers by participating in activities unique to each park they visit!

Kids are invited to complete a series of activities during a park visit, share their answers with a park ranger, and receive an official Junior Ranger patch and Junior Ranger certificate!

Below is a list of links to Junior Ranger details for each park — VA, MD, DC — who has their Junior Ranger information online. Keep in mind though, this program is national and the list is much longer! See the complete one here.

Virginia
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, MD, VA
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, VA
Booker T Washington National Monument, VA
Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park, VA
Chesapeake Bay, DC, MD, VA
Fort Monroe National Monument, VA
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, VA
George Washington Memorial Parkway, DC, MD, VA
Great Falls Park, VA
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, VA, MD
Manassas National Battlefield Park, VA
Petersburg National Battlefield, VA
Prince William Forest Park, VA
Shenandoah National Park, VA
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, VA
Yorktown Battlefield Part of Colonial National Historical Park, VA

Maryland
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, MD, VA
Chesapeake Bay, DC, MD, VA
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, DC, MD
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, MD
Fort Washington Park, MD
George Washington Memorial Parkway, DC, MD, VA
Glen Echo Park, MD
Hampton National Historic Site, MD
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, VA, MD
Monocacy National Battlefield, MD
Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm, MD
Thomas Stone National Historic Site, MD

Washington, DC
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, DC, MD
Chesapeake Bay, DC, MD, VA
Constitution Gardens, DC
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, DC
George Mason Memorial, DC
George Washington Memorial Parkway, DC, MD, VA
Lincoln Memorial, DC
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial National Memorial, DC
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, DC
National Mall & Memorial Parks, DC
Rock Creek Park, DC
Thomas Jefferson Memorial, DC
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, DC
World War II Memorial, DC


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