Be A Junior Ranger

Virtual Junior Ranger Badge for Longfellow House

Earn your Junior Ranger badge by completing as many activities as you can in one of the books below - in person or virtually! You can also access our new Audio Junior Ranger Program below.

Explore the house and grounds, learn about the layered history of the site, and pledge to protect your National Parks! When you're done, find a ranger or email us to earn your Junior Ranger badge.

Front cover of the Junior Ranger book, in front of the Longfellow House

Activity Booklets

Junior Ranger

This Junior Ranger booklet is designed to be completed in conjuction with a house tour, but can also be completed at home or when the site is closed using some creativity and our website. Learn about Henry Longfellow's family and poetry, George Washington, the history of slavery and freedom at the house, historic preservation, the gardens, and more. Download your booklet here (PDF 6.16 MB).

The Road to Revolution

If the site is not open, or if you'd like to stretch your legs a bit, we offer a walking tour Junior Ranger booklet for 10-16 year-olds that will take you on a short exploration of the house and its surrounding neighborhood. See what old Cambridge was like in the days leading up to the American Revolution! You can pick up a copy at the Visitor Center or download and print your own booklet (PDF).


Junior Ranger Audio Program

You can now complete the Junior Ranger Program in a new audio format! Start with the Introduction, then stream or download the prompts for the activities.

To become a Junior Ranger, complete at least six activities of your choice. Then find a ranger or email us to earn your badge!

Last updated: October 29, 2022

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