Be A Junior Ranger

Completed Junior Ranger patch set; circular patch with rockers around it. Patch shows American and Confederate flags.
Completed  Junior Ranger patch

NPS Photo

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

Fredericksburg Battlefield Junior Ranger booklet (3.2MB pdf)


Pick up your booklet in person at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center.

 
Chancellorsville Junior Ranger booklet cover; Union and Confederate drummer boys

Chancellorsville Battlefield Junior Ranger

Chancellorsville Battlefield Junior Ranger booklet (6.5MB pdf)


Pick up your booklet at the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center.

 
Wilderness Junior Ranger activity book; Confederate and Union flag bearers

Wilderness Battlefield

Wilderness Battlefield Junior Ranger booklet (6.5MB pdf)


You can pick up your booklet in person 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.

 
Spotsylvania Jr Ranger book; Union and Confederate soldiers standing.

Spotsylvania Battlefield Junior Ranger

Spotsylvania Battlefield Junior Ranger bookle (6.2MB pdf)


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.

 
Image of a newspaper called "The Social Dispatch"

The Social Dispatch

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 (1.25MB pdf) check out the activities and then create your own camp newspaper. Have fun!

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Phone:

(540) 693-3200

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