Be A Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger Badge
Junior Ranger Badge

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, recieve instructions, and retrieve your badge!

Although the park's Junior Ranger book is not conducive to mailing, the pages that are adaptable to distance learning are available for download.

Last updated: April 6, 2020

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Mailing Address:

Martin Van Buren NHS
1013 Old Post Road

Kinderhook, NY 12106-3605

Phone:

(518) 758-9689 x2040

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