Please join us on Saturday, April 26, 2014 for Junior Ranger Day at Antietam National Battlefield. Children ages twelve and under will be able to participate in special programs, interact with volunteers portraying Civil War soldiers, and have the opportunity to become Junior Park Rangers.
Schedule of Events:
10:00 a.m. Junior Park Ranger Activity-Meets in front of the park visitor center. Children (and their parents) will complete the Junior Park Ranger Activity Books. Park rangers and park volunteers will be available to help. Upon completion, children will receive a Junior Park Ranger Badge and Certificate with their name on it. (Most activity books will take about one-hour to complete depending on age).
11:00 a.m. Civil War Soldier Program-Meets at the New York State Monument near the visitor center. Living historians portraying Civil War Soldiers will enlist the children into the army, teach them how a soldier marched, and discuss the life of the common soldier. (1/2 hour).
11:30 a.m. Artillery Program-Junior rangers will learn how the cannons were loaded and fired. Children will get to participate in loading and "firing" the cannon. (No actual cannon firing will take place). (1/2 hour).
There is no cost for these programs, but there is a park entry fee of $6.00 per vehicle. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please feel free to call us at 301-432-5124 or email us at with any questions.
Did You Know?
Robert E. Lee's son, Robert Jr., was a private with the Rockbridge Artillery who fought at the Battle of Antietam