Have you ever wondered...
Why do national parks exist? Why is this ground special enough to save? How can I help to save it, too? Can't everyone be a Ranger in his or her own way?
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
Pick up your booklet at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center
Chancellorsville Battlefield Junior Ranger
Pick up your booklet at the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center
Wilderness Battlefield Junior Ranger
Pick up your booklet at Ellwood Manor (when open), the Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter (when staffed), or the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center! Check here for Operating Hours and Seasons.
Can'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," check out the activities and then create your own camp newspaper. Have fun!
Last updated: June 11, 2020