• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn


    National Battlefield Maryland

For Kids

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.

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

Click here for a battlefield scavenger hunt (pdf, 460 kb) that you and your family can complete while touring the battlefield and aswering questions.

Click here to go the the National Park Service WebRangers site

Did You Know?

William McKinley as a soldier and president.

William McKinley served at Antietam as a Commissary Sergeant in the 23rd Ohio Infantry before becoming the nation’s 25th President. A monument to him at Antietam was dedicated in his memory on October 13, 1903, two years after he was assassinated.