Kids & Youth

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Junior Ranger Program
Planning a trip to Boston National Historical Park? Explore our revolutionary past and discover fascinating facts about the events, people and places in historic Boston with the Junior Ranger Handbook. You can get a copy of the handbook at either the Boston National Historical Park Visitor Center at Faneuil Hall or at the Charlestown Navy Yard. Complete the checklist and present the handbook to a park ranger in Faneuil Hall or the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center and receive a Junior Park Ranger badge.

Exciting News: On April 18, 2015, Boston National Historical Park's new Junior Ranger Handbook will debut! Visit the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center or the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center to be one of the first to try out the new book, and enjoy some fun, free activities to celebrate!

If you can't make it to the park, or just want to have some fun learning about Boston history, check out these online programs:

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A Sailor's Life for Me!

From the USS Constitution Museum- Play a fun online game and learn about the daily lives of the 450 sailors who lived and worked on board America’s most famous ship. Play challenging and exciting games, and experience the sailor’s life. Let the voyage of discovery begin!

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NPS WebRangers

Visit WebRangers, where you can play more than 50 games from parks all across the country. Set up your own ranger station, play some fun activities, share pictures and stories, and earn rewards, all while learning about the history and nature of your National Parks.

Try your hand at these two fun WebRanger activities:

Patriot Spy

The Patriot Spy

Learn about colonial Boston in 1775 and some of the events that led to the American Revolutionary War. As a patriot spy, your job is to sneak past enemy soldiers and get a secret message through to Paul Revere.

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Powder Monkey

Learn what it would have been like to live and work as a young Ship Boy on USS Constitution during the War of 1812.

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