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Contact: Katie Lawhon, 717-334-1124 x 3121
The Junior Ranger program at Gettysburg NMP is a family and group activity recommended for children aged 6 to 13. The park provides an activity booklet and participants are invited to spend two to four hours exploring the park’s Museum and Visitor Center, the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, the David Wills House, and other sites on the battlefield and in the town of Gettysburg.
Gettysburg activities on April 18 will include a special hands-on history cart in the park Museum and Visitor Center lobby from 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.where kids can try on clothes from the civil war period, and learn more about soldier life and life in the town of Gettysburg during the war. Participating in the cart program will earn the youngsters two of the required number of points to receive a Gettysburg Junior Ranger patch and certificate from Gettysburg NMP.
At Eisenhower NHS kids can practice radio procedure, invent code names for family members, or interrogate suspicious looking staff members. These are just some of the activities children ages 7-12 can do to earn their Junior Secret Service Agent badge and certificate. While Junior Secret Service Agents can qualify any day, on April 18, the Eisenhower National Historic Site will celebrate National Junior Ranger Day and award an additional National Junior Ranger Day patch.