Junior Ranger Program
You can become a Junior Ranger when you visit Antietam National Battlefield. Junior Rangers learn about the National Parks they visit. At each park they help the park rangers and park volunteers.
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.
Click here for a battlefield scavenger hunt (pdf, 460 kb) that you and your family can complete while touring the battlefield and aswering questions.
Did You Know?
The Maryland State Monument is the only monument at Antietam dedicated to both sides. Marylanders fought for both the Union and the Confederacy. 20,000 people attended the dedication on May 30, 1900. President William McKinley, a veteran of the Battle of Antietam, was the keynote speaker