• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn


    National Battlefield Maryland

For Kids

Become a Junior Ranger at Antietam National Battlefield

You can become a Junior Ranger when you visit Antietam National Battlefield.

In order to prepare for your visit, you can download and print the Junior Ranger booklets (below) in advance from this webpage. When you visit the battlefield you can complete the activities in the booklet and present them to a park ranger or a park volunteer at the visitor center. They will award you a certificate and a Junior Ranger badge.

Junior Ranger Booklet Ages 6 and Under (pdf, 279 KB, 6 pages)

Junior Ranger Booklet Ages 6-8 (pdf, 1.26 MB, 12 pages)

Junior Ranger Booklet Ages 9-12 (pdf, 1.6 MB, 12 pages)


Visit the National Park Service Web Ranger Pages and Become a WebRanger

This is the National Park Service's on-line Junior Ranger program for kids of all ages. If you love your National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites, this site is for you.

Play more than 50 games and learn about your National Parks.


Come to the park and walk the Track Trail
The Antietam Track Trail starts at the historic Mumma Farm (Stop #6 on the driving tour route).
Trail brochures can be downloaded by visiting http://www.kidsinparks.com/trails/md/antietam-national-battlefield. Trail brochures which can also be found at the visitor center include Natures Hide and Seek, Birds of the Greater Washington DC Area National Parks, Mumma and Roulette Farms Scavenger Hunt, and the Need for Trees. For more information, please contact the park visitor center at 301-432-5124.


Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Six generals were killed or mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam - 3 Union and 3 Confederate. Today, the location where they were killed is marked by a mortuary cannon, a cannon barrel muzzle down in a block of stone.