• Memorial Visitor Center

    Lincoln Boyhood

    National Memorial Indiana

For Kids

Junior Ranger washing wool

Junior Ranger washing wool at the Lincoln Living Historical Farm.

NPS photo

NEW this summer, Junior Ranger Days! Every Saturday at 10 a.m. during June and July there will be special junior ranger guided programs. Join us for hikes, games, crafts and more. Programs will begin at the Memorial Visitor Center and will generally last one hour.

Explore, Learn, Protect...Be a Junior Ranger at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

Participating in the Junior Ranger program will allow children and their families an opportunity to explore and learn about their national park and how National Park Rangers protect parks and their resources.

Pick up your Junior Ranger activity booklet at the Memorial Visitor Center and return when complete to earn your special certificate and badge.

To learn more about the Lincoln Boyhood Junior Ranger program, call the park at 812-937-4541. To learn more about the National Park Service's WebRanger program, please visit the RangerZONE at http://www.nps.gov/learn/juniorranger.cfm

Did You Know?

Fredrick Law Olmsted, Jr. (center)

The memorial landscape design was conceived of by noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. He envisioned a memorial of strength and simplicity, sentiment and reason. He wanted the memorial to remain simple, so as not to overwhelm the "familiar associations" of the area with the Lincolns.