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Become a Junior Ranger at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Three junior ranger badges and a patch.
You can earn three Junior Ranger badges at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

NPS Photo / Ryan Corcilius

While most national parks have only one Junior Ranger program and badge, at Frt Vancouver National Historic Site you can earn up to three different Junior Ranger badge: one at Fort Vancouver, one at Pearson Air Museum, and one at the McLoughlin House. 

Each location has its own Junior Ranger booklet or scavenger hunt to complete. We encourage people of all ages to collect them all! Each Junior Ranger booklet focuses on that site's history. While earning the Fort Vancouver badge, you will learn about the fur trade at the Hudson's Bay Company fort. While earning the Pearson Air Museum badge, you will learn about early aviation in Vancouver. To earn the McLoughlin House badge, you will learn about Dr. John McLoughlin, who is known as the "Father of Oregon."

There is no additional fee for Junior Ranger programs. 

The Junior Ranger programs are challenging but fun. Though they are designed for children ages 6-12, younger children can complete it with help. We encourage people of all ages to earn their Junior Ranger badges! Make your next visit to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site an informative and rewarding experience by participating in this program!

Learn more and download a Fort Vancouver Junior Ranger booklet here.
Details
Pets are not allowed inside Fort Vancouver, Pearson Air Museum, or the McLoughlin House, so they are not ideal companions for completing a Junior Ranger program. Pets are allowed on the grounds of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and the McLoughlin House Unit as long as they are on a leash no longer than 6 feet and their waste is picked up and disposed of. Learn more about bringing pets to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site here.
The Junior Ranger program is free of charge. There is an entrance fee to the reconstructed Fort Vancouver, but there is no entry fee at Pearson Air Museum and the McLoughlin House.

Learn more about fees and passes here.
The Junior Ranger program is offered during operating hours at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Learn more about operating hours here.
Accessibility Information
Service animals for disabilities are welcome at all locations. Wheelchairs are available upon request at the Reconstructed Fort and Pearson Air museum. ADA parking is available at all locations.

For questions about accessibility at Fort Vancouver, call (360) 816-6244
For questions about accessibility at Pearson Air Museum, call (360) 816-6232
 

Last updated: November 2, 2020