Participate in Martin Van Buren National Historic Site's Junior Ranger Program! Our unique pop-up Junior Ranger Book offers students of history an engaging way to explore Martin Van Buren's house and grounds. Junior Rangers are encouraged to:
Think about life in the 19th century and draw connections to their own families and life today
Discover how artifacts and archeology can teach us about the past
Learn about major political events during Van Buren's lifetime
Explore the farm and natural features of the park
Draw their own community maps, family trees, and coat of arms
Check in at the park's visitor center to pick up a Junior Ranger book, receive instructions, and earn your badge!