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 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.
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.
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/