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National Junior Ranger Day activities at Gettysburg and Eisenhower Parks, April 21

A park ranger swears in two new Junior Rangers at the Eisenhower National Historic Site.
A park ranger swears in two new Junior Rangers at the Eisenhower National Historic Site.

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News Release Date: March 29, 2018

Contact: Katie Lawhon, 717-338-4402

For Junior Ranger Day on April 21 the National Park Service is inviting younger visitors to Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site for special activities.
Gettysburg National Military Park: Special programs include Junior Ranger activity booklets and “Hands on History” carts at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center throughout the day. Also, Gettysburg Park Rangers and Licensed Battlefield Guides will be working with the Civil War Trust on a special "Generations Event," a walk across the fields of Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg National Military Park. Registration is required for the Generations event. Details about the Generations Event can be found on the Civil War Trust website. Junior Ranger Day events are free. The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center is at 1195 Baltimore Pike and is open daily 8 am until 6 pm. For more information contact 717/334-1124 or visit:
Eisenhower National Historic Site: Activities include the Junior Secret Service Agent program where kids can discover what it was like to be a Secret Service agent protecting President Eisenhower. Families will have the opportunity to join a park ranger for a guided walk highlighting the role that the Secret Service played on the Eisenhower Farm. Additionally, there will be a special station set up for kids and families to complete their Junior Secret Service booklets and receive their badges and certificates. The National Park Service preserves the home and farms of the Eisenhower family as a fitting and enduring memorial to the life, work, and times of General Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States. Fee. Entrance to the site is by shuttle bus from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Tickets for sale in the Visitor Center lobby throughout the day, 9 am - 4 pm. Plan 1 1/2 - 2 hours for your visit.

Last updated: September 24, 2020

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