Junior Ranger Days

Sound the trumpets, beat the drums, and shine up those brogans because our summer Junior Ranger Days are BACK.

Junior Ranger Days programs are designed to expose area youth to Vicksburg National Military Park and the National Park Service through fun and educational activities. These activities aim to spark a child’s interest in park history and natural and cultural resources, while showing them the value of having a National Park in their own backyard.

A group of kids standing under the paddlewheel of the USS Cairo.
Junior Rangers standing under the paddlewheel of the USS Cairo.


2023 Junior Ranger Days Schedule:

Events are FREE and open to the public.
Time: 9am-12pm

June 29th – A Soldier’s Life for Me!
Experience what it was like to enroll in the army during the Civil War. Participants will partake in an exciting School of the Soldier program learning proper drill techniques, and experience a live musket firing. Additionally, Texas’ very own Douglas the Camel will be here to educate participants in the life of a Civil War camel.

July 22th – A Sailor’s Life for Me!
Spend the day at the USS Cairo Gunboat! Participants will enjoy an exclusive Ranger-led tour of the USS Cairo before participating in a series of fun naval activities including games, signal flags, knot tying, and more.

If there are any questions, please contact Brendan Wilson at e-mail us or (601) 642-6881

Junior Ranger Days program is supported in partnership with the Friends of Vicksburg National Military Park and Campaign.

Last updated: November 30, 2023

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3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183


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