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.
Children's Programs and Activities at INHP
Come Face to Face with History collecting "Faces of Independence: Trading Cards"
Movies "Choosing Sides" shown at Independence Visitor Center
Second Bank of the United States (420 Chestnut Street)
Scavenger Hunt - Ask a Ranger when you visit!
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?
In the summer of 1793 “ten thousand people in the streets of Philadelphia … threatened to drag Washington out of his house, and effect a Revolution in Government” but an outbreak of yellow fever dispersed the mob and saved the national government. (J Adams to T Jefferson, June 30, 1813)