Be A Junior Ranger!

A single Boston African American National Historic Site Junior Ranger badge placed on a railing.

Junior Ranger Programs Now Available Online!

Explore! Learn! Protect! Become a Junior Ranger at Boston African American National Historic Site. Opportunities for all ages (even adults) makes becoming a Junior Ranger an experience for the whole family.

Our Junior Ranger Activity Book introduces you to the sites along the Black Heritage Trail Trail® here in Boston. Travel along the sites as you learn about the free black community of the North Slope of Beacon Hill and their fight for equal rights in America.

Digital Junior Ranger Badge for Boston African American Historic Site.

Visit Virtually

Most activities in the Junior Ranger book can be completed by reading through the book and visiting the websites of our partners. You can also complete your Ranger guided program by coming along on a virtual tour of the Black Heritage Trail, listening to Ranger Shawn discuss the Maritime Underground Railroad, or learning about the story of Anthony Burns.

Don't forget your Virtual Junior Ranger Badge!
After you finish your book, come back to this page and collect your Virtual Junior Ranger Badge. This can be downloaded, printed, and pasted into your Junior Ranger book.

What if I want a regular badge?

During the current park closure, we will not be accepting Junior Ranger booklets through the mail. Instead, email us and we will send you a badge once we are able to return to our site.

Junior Ranger Pledge

Before you say the Junior Ranger pledge, make sure that you have an adult check your book. Once you are ready, raise your right hand and repeat the pledge below:
"As an official Junior Ranger, I pledge to:
Be curious,
Honor the past,
Help protect the historic places around me,
and share my knowledge with others."

Last updated: June 2, 2020

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15 State Street
Boston African American National Historical Site

Boston, MA 02109


(617) 742-5415

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