• Congress Voting Independence


    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

For Kids

Junior Ranger Program
Children visiting Independence National Historical Park can become a Junior Ranger by picking up a Junior Ranger Activity Book (pdf download print and bring to the park, for younger kids download Junior Ranger sheet ) with activities for children ages five and up from the Independence Visitor Center (corner of 6th and Market Streets) or downloading it from this site. Participants who attend at least one ranger program and complete five activities will earn a Junior Ranger badge. Activities are related to locations throughout the park and include word scrambles, dot-to-dot, bingo, matching and more... as well as activities to do at home.

Junior Ranger Induction Ceremony
Meet the Ranger at the Information Desk at the Visitor Center, Weekends, 4 - 4:15 p.m.
A Park Ranger conducts a special ceremony for all the children who have completed our Junior Ranger booklet.

Trading Cards
Come Face to Face with History collecting "Faces of Independence: Trading Cards"

Hidden History Clue Cards
Second Bank of the United States (420 Chestnut Street)
Scavenger Hunt - Ask a Ranger when you visit!
Physiognotrace demonstration

Online Webrangers This is the National Park Service's on-line Junior Ranger program for kids of all ages. If you love your National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites, this site is for you.

Did You Know?

Drawing of slaves

Many American patriots owned slaves before, during or after the Revolution. Here are a few you might know: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Rush, James Madison, Robert Morris, and James Wilson. Many of them spoke out against slavery, but only Washington freed 124 people by his will.