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    Independence

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Be A Junior Ranger

View of the Liberty Bell supported by two steel beams with Independence Hall visible in the background.

Park rangers take care of national treasures, like the Liberty Bell. 

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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.

Junior Ranger for iPhone and iPad

Junior Ranger Activity Booklet

 
Detail from painting of Thaddeus Kosciuszko showing his head with thick, chestnut colored hair.

Be inspired by Kosciuszko's story.  Visit his home at 3rd and Pine Streets.  The site is open on weekends from noon to 4 p.m.

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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
4 p.m.

 
Exterior of the Germantown White House, a three story home with central doorway, and end chimneys.

Park rangers at this home tell the story of President George Washington and his household.

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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.

 
Screen shot of the WebRangers web page showing choices for activities.

Become a National Park Service WebRanger!

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WebRangers

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?

Photo of signing table

There are 39 names on the constitution but only 38 signers? John Dickinson of Delaware gave permission to his colleague George Read to sign his name if he wasn't present.