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Become a Junior Ranger at Boston African American National Historic Site

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Become a Junior Ranger by learning about the sites of the Black Heritage Trail®.

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Explore! Learn! Protect! Become a Junior Ranger at Boston African American National Historic Site. Activities for all ages (even adults) makes becoming a Junior Ranger an experience for the whole family.

Our Junior Ranger Activity Book introduces you to the sites along the Black Heritage Trail® here in Boston. Travel along the sites as you learn about the free Black community of the north slope of Beacon Hill and their fight for equal rights in the United States.

When you come to the park, visit the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center.  A park ranger or volunteer can give you a copy of the Junior Ranger Handbook.

Download a Jr. Ranger Book

Or become a Junior Ranger virtually! Most activities in the Junior Ranger book can be completed by reading through the book and visiting the websites of our partners. You can also complete your Ranger guided program by coming along on a virtual tour of the Black Heritage Trail, listening to Ranger Shawn discuss the Maritime Underground Railroad, or learning about the story of Anthony Burns. Visit the Park's Be a Junior Ranger! page to get your virtual Junior Ranger badge and take the Junior Ranger oath.

Junior Ranger Program
Pets Allowed
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.

You may get a Junior Ranger book from the Visitor Center at Faneuil Hall. Limited supplies of the Boston African American National Historic Site Junior Ranger book are also available at the Museum of African American History and the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center.

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To download an accessible version of the Junior Ranger book, visit the Park's Be a Junior Ranger! page.

Boston National Historical Park, Boston African American National Historic Site, Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area

Last updated: January 7, 2023