Be A Junior Ranger

Junior ranger patch with rockers from all four battlefields
Completed 150th Junior Ranger patch

NPS Photo

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?


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.

Good luck!

 
Fredericksburg Junior Ranger booklet cover; Confederate and Union soldier dressed for winter

Fredericksburg Battlefield Junior Ranger

Pick up your booklet at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center!

Digital copies available upon request.

 
Chancellorsville Junior Ranger booklet cover; Union and Confederate drummer boys

Chancellorsville Battlefield Junior Ranger

Pick up your booklet at the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center!

Digital copies available upon request.

 
Wilderness Junior Ranger booklet cover; Confederate and Union flagbearers

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.

Digital copies available upon request.

 
Spotsylvania Junior Ranger booklet cover; image of soldiers building earthworks and activity questions

Spotsylvania Battlefield Junior Ranger

Pick up your booklet at the Spotsylvania Battlefield Exhibit Shelter (when staffed) or at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center! Check here for Operating Hours and Seasons.

Digital copies available upon request.

Last updated: January 14, 2018

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Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Phone:

(540) 693-3200

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