• Colonial Boston Map, Faneuil Hall and the Charlestown Navy Yard skyline

    Boston

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

For Kids

Junior Ranger Badge

Become a Junior Ranger! There are two ways to get a Junior Ranger handbook. When you come to the park, find a Boston National Historical Park Visitors Center. A park ranger, or volunteer, can give you a copy of the Junior Ranger Handbook. If you can't wait to get your hands on one, you can download a copy.

There are two Junior Ranger handbooks available. One is for the downtown portion of the Freedom Trail and the other is for the Charlestown portion. When you complete the activities in either book, bring the completed handbook to a Visitor Center, the Bunker Hill Monument, or the Bunker Hill Museum. A park ranger will present you with a Junior Ranger badge. If both handbooks are completed you
will receive a badge designating you as a Master Junior Ranger.

Enjoy and we hope to see you at our park!

Did You Know?

Revere's Boston Massacre print

When the Boston Massacre monument was erected on Boston Common in the 1880s, the president of The Massachusetts Historical Society protested, "The crown of the martyr should not be placed on the brow of the ruffian." Come to think of it, John Adams didn't speak too highly of the victims either.