• Dining Room

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Be A Junior Ranger

A ranger and child participating in the Junior Ranger Program

To become a Junior Ranger and earn a John F. Kennedy National Historic Site Junior Ranger badge, you need to do four things:

1. Stop at the park Visitor Center and pick up a Junior Ranger booklet, clipboard, and pencil. Ask for the yellow-star booklet if you are 5-8 years old, and the red-star booklet if you are 9-12 years old.

2. Take a tour of the presidential birthplace with a Park Ranger to find the answers to questions and puzzles in your booklet.

3. Review your completed booklet and share your discoveries with a Park Ranger.

4. Take the Junior Ranger pledge!

Everyone who does these FOUR things earns an official Junior Ranger Certificate and John F. Kennedy National Historic Site Junior Ranger badge. This program is FREE, FUN and open to EVERYONE!


Did You Know?

John Fitzgerald Kennedy as a young boy.

According to his mother, Jack Kennedy was the “problem child”, forgetful and “invariably late” for meals. Sloppy at home & lazy at school, Jack overcame his problems with spelling & grammar to win the 1957 Pulitzer Prize with his “Profiles in Courage” and the presidential election 3 years later.