Kids & Education

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Rangers and children experince the fun of forts at Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Fort Fun!

Play A Game!
Checkout these fun fort games online.

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Protect the Harbor Online Game
Check out this online WebRangers game to learn how forts protector harbors and why certain locations are good for forts!

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Hold the Fort Online Game
Hold the Fort is an online game of survival, strategy and nerve in the War of 1812 from Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. There's great teacher resources and historic information accompanying the game as well!

Sing A Song!
Enjoy this tune about forts from the award-winning CD Songs for the Junior Ranger.

Visiting Forts with Children
Want to know what it's like to visit a historic fort with your school or family? Check out this video from Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco as they walk you through a fort visit in Spanish, Mandarin, and English!
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6 minutes, 45 seconds

An introductory video about Fort Point that is open captioned, audio described and provided in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

More Educational Activities About Forts

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    Last updated: January 3, 2023