• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

Event Details

  • 04/20/2013

    Location: Meets in front of the park visitor center. 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Fee Information: There is no cost for these programs, but there is a park entry fee of $6.00 per vehicle. Contact Name: Christie Stanczak Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 301-432-5124

Antietam Battlefield Junior Ranger Day 2013

Please join us on Saturday, April 20, 2013 for Junior Ranger Day at Antietam National Battlefield.

Children ages four to twelve will be able to participate in special programs, interact with volunteers portraying Civil War soldiers, and have the opportunity to become Junior Park Rangers.

 Schedule of Events:

10:00 a.m. Junior Park Ranger Activity-Meets in front of the park visitor center. Children (and their parents) will complete the Junior Park Ranger Activity Books. Park rangers and park volunteers will be available to help. Upon completion, children will receive a Junior Park Ranger Badge and Certificate with their name on it. (Most activity books will take about one-hour to complete depending on age).

11:00 a.m. Civil War Soldier Program-Meets at the New York State Monument near the visitor center. Living historians portraying Civil War Soldiers will enlist the children into the army, teach them how a soldier marched, and discuss the life of the common soldier.

11:30 a.m. Artillery Program-Meets at the New York State Monument near the visitor center. Junior Rangers will learn about Civil War Artillery and will serve on an artillery detachment loading and "firing" the cannon. This program will end with a bang when our living history volunteer group fires the cannon for the children!