Become a Junior Ranger at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP! Our park has four booklets of activities available for kids. After completing each booklet, Junior Rangers receive a patch to mark their accomplishment. Earn all four "rocker" patches to complete your set!
Our booklets are free and highlight each major battlefield in the park. Pick them up on-site (ask at the information desk) or download below.
After taking the Junior Ranger booklet with you to explore the battlefield, fill out the required sections with your best answers, and turn it in to the staff at the visitor center front desk. A ranger or volunteer will review your answers, then award you a Junior Ranger patch if you have met all of the necessary requirements.
Fredericksburg Battlefield Junior Ranger
Fredericksburg Battlefield Junior Ranger booklet (3.2MB pdf)
Chancellorsville Battlefield Junior Ranger
Chancellorsville Battlefield Junior Ranger booklet (6.5MB pdf)
Wilderness Battlefield Junior Ranger booklet (6.5MB pdf)
Spotsylvania Battlefield Junior Ranger
Spotsylvania Battlefield Junior Ranger bookle (6.2MB pdf)
The Social DispatchCan't visit our park but still want to learn and have some fun? Check out our "Social Dispatch" newspaper activity! When armies were camped in place for a period of time, the soldiers found ways to entertain themselves and one way was to create a camp newspaper for themselves.
Download The Social Dispatch (1.25MB pdf) check out the activities and then create your own camp newspaper. Have fun!
Last updated: August 31, 2020