Be A Junior Ranger

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Become a Friendship Hill National Historic Site Junior Ranger. The program guides children on their explorations of Friendship Hill, helping them learn about Albert Gallatin’s contribution to our nation in a fun and engaging way.

Junior Rangers are special people who are dedicated to their National Parks. Their mission is to explore, learn, and protect, and to have fun while doing it!

Friendship Hill has three ways for Junior Rangers to earn a badge. Your choices are:

  • Visiting the park and completing the Junior Ranger

  • Visiting the park and completing the Senior Ranger

  • Learning about five parks with the Western Pennsylvania National Parks Sites Virtual Junior Ranger.


Friendship Hill Junior Ranger

Friendship Hill Junior Ranger Patch
Earn the Friendship Hill Junior Ranger patch.

When visiting Friendship Hill stop at the visitor center desk to get a copy of the Junior Ranger booklet and become a Junior Ranger today!

The Friendship Hill Junior Ranger program includes different levels of activities for children age 6-12. The levels are named to reflect the stages of Albert Gallatin’s career.

"Industrialist" activities are recommended for children ages 6 through 8. Children 9 and 10 strive to become "Congressmen" while 11 and 12 year-olds complete the "Secretary of Treasury" tasks.

Children completing the program will earn a Friendship Hill Junior Ranger patch or a Friendship HIll Junior Ranger badge.

If you would like to begin work on your Junior Ranger Adventure Book before you arrive, you can download a copy here.


Friendship Hill Senior Ranger

Looking for something harder? Try the Friendship Hill Senior Ranger. Designed for teens and adults it includes a variety of fun activities and will help you learn about Albert Gallatin.

Ask for a copy at the visitor center desk. When you are done you will earn a Friendship Hill Junior Ranger patch or a Friendship Hill Junior Ranger badge.

Western Pennsylvania National Park Sites Virtual Junior Ranger

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Open the Virtual Junior Ranger web page and move the slider on each image to reveal the answer.

There are five National Park Service sites in western Pennsylvania: Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Flight 93 National Memorial, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Friendship Hill National Historic Site and Johnstown Flood National Memorial. Use the parks’ websites to explore each park and learn about everyday heroes.

Complete as many of the questions as you can. Make sure you answer the last question. Then you can earn your Virtual Junior Ranger badge and stamp.

Start here to explore five parks.

Last updated: June 24, 2020

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c/o Fort Necessity NB
1 Washington Parkway

Farmington, PA 15437


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