• The First Lincoln Memorial

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

    National Historical Park Kentucky

For Kids

Junior Ranger Program

Children are encouraged to participate in the free Junior Ranger Program. Program objectives are:

  • Help children learn about Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President
  • Develop in the child an appreciation of our natural and cultural resources
  • Encourage children to learn more about our heritage

Program booklet and badge are available free of charge at the Birthplace Unit Visitor Center.


Other Children Activities

See and learn about how early settlers built their homes and the tools they used to tame the land.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Other activities at the Park include guided tours, and the movie, Abraham Lincoln: The Kentucky Years, to engage the public's interest in the Park's cultural and natural history. For information about special programs or events see the Schedule Of Events section.

Special programs are available to groups, call for reservations.


Traveling Trunks

The "Traveling Trunk" program is available for use by schools and educational groups. Trunks contain curriculum guides, videos, games, toys, period clothing, and many other items representative of Lincoln's life. Trunks can be reserved by calling (270) 358-3137. Borrowers must pay mailing costs.


Web Ranger

The National Park Service has instituted a web-based program called Web Ranger where children can have fun and earn awards in the Junior Ranger programs. The educational pages are designed to help all students and teachers interested in their natural and cultural heritage. Learn more at http://www.nps.gov/webrangers/

 
Junior Ranger Day, May 14, 2011
Kids from Kentucky and Texas met President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln during Junior Ranger Day.

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