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Become a Salem Maritime Junior Ranger

two children show a ranger their answers in the Junior Ranger booklet
Children complete Junior Ranger activity booklets

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The Salem Maritime National Historic Site Junior Ranger program is an activity based program offering visitors the opportunity to join the National Park Service family as Junior Rangers. Interested individuals complete a series of activities in the Junior Ranger booklet during a park visit or from home, share their answers with a park ranger, and receive an official Junior Ranger badge. Join Junior Rangers around the country in taking an oath to protect parks, continue to learn about parks, and share your own ranger story with friends and family!

Visitors to the park can learn more about the site using the Junior Ranger booklet. You'll find historical places, objects, and documents in the park, on our website, and through the NPS App to answer the questions.

Those wishing to complete their visit virtually can download the Junior Ranger booklet and a Virtual Visit Junior Ranger badge from our website. If you would like to receive a badge, visit the Salem Armory Visitor during operating hours or send your completed booklet to the park. A ranger will check your work and mail you an official Junior Ranger badge.

Details
Interested individuals complete a series of activities during a park visit, share their answers with a park ranger, and receive an official Junior Ranger badge!
Junior Rangers are typically between the ages of 5 to 13, although people of all ages are welcome to participate.
Pets are not allowed in visitor centers or historic structures.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
In the Salem Armory Visitor Center, National Park Service staff and volunteers provide information on historic sites and other places of interest throughout the Essex National Heritage Area. Books and gifts are available for purchase in the Salem Maritime National Historic Site Park Store.
Accessibility Information
The park is located in historic downtown Salem with fully accessible walkways. Access to historic structures will vary by location. Park programs, films, and exhibits are accessible through a variety of means including captions, audio descriptions, and self-guided tours.

Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Last updated: April 21, 2021