Be A Junior Ranger
Independence National Historical Park
The park offers two Junior Ranger programs. Try one, or try them both! The Junior Ranger for iPhone and iPad gives kids a way to interact with the park's stories on their mobile device. The Junior Ranger Activity Booklet requires kids to learn facts about park sites. Kids earn Junior Ranger certificates and badges for participating in either program.
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
Visit the home of Polish patriot Thaddeus Kosciuszko and complete the activities in the Junior Ranger booklet to earn your Junior Ranger badge. Kosciuszko served as a military engineer in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He later led a failed uprising against Russian occupiers in his native Poland. The Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial is open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to
Germantown White House
Download the Junior Ranger booklet for the Germantown White House (also known as the Deshler-Morris House), and learn more about the home's famous occupant, President George Washington. The site will be open to the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., from June 28 through September 1, 2014.
Not able to visit the park? You can become a WebRanger. This is the National Park Service's on-line Junior Ranger program for kids of all ages. Play games and earn prizes while learning about treasured places. If you love your national parks, this site is for you.
Did You Know?
George Washington, the nation’s first president, ran his two administrations in Philadelphia from his rented house near the corner of Sixth and Market Streets. Wife Martha, two young grandchildren and as many as 24 servants, including enslaved men and women from Mount Vernon, made up his household.