Be A Junior Ranger
Be a Junior Ranger
To become a Junior Ranger and earn a Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site Junior Ranger badge, you need to do four things:
1. Stop at the park VisitorCenter and pick up a Junior Ranger booklet, clipboard, and pencil. We offer two booklets, a LOOK & FIND version for 5-8 year olds, and a THINK & REASON version for 9-12 year olds. Choose the booklet that’s right for you!
2. Experience the home of the Longfellows! Take a tour of the Longfellow House with a Park Ranger, then pick up a Junior Ranger backpack at the front desk and head outdoors to explore the grounds on your own. The house tour and grounds exploration will give you all the information you need to complete the puzzles and activities in your Junior Ranger booklet.
3. Once you are done, return to the VisitorCenter 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 Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site Junior Ranger badge. This program is FREE, FUN, and open to EVERYONE!
Be a WebRanger
Kids! Learn about National Parks by becoming a WebRanger. As a WebRanger, you will travel to parks all over the country through the world wide web. Your job is to have fun while learning about YOUR National Parks and the things YOU can do to care for them. Solve mysteries and puzzles, play games, take part in stories, and gather secret words. Become a WebRanger! Click here to begin your adventure.
Did You Know?
In 1867, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow became the first American to complete a translation of Dante Alighieri's "Inferno".