For Kids

Child plays drum during living history event under supervision of Union drummer with Chatham Manor in background
A child enjoys participating in a living history event at Chatham Manor

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There are a lot of ways to learn about our battlefields and help us protect this special place! You can visit the park, take a hike on one of our trails, complete a Junior Ranger book, virtually visit the park, read a book about the Civil War, explore our virtual classroom program, or ask a trusted adult about Civil War battlefields.

Are you a teacher looking to set up a class visit? Check out our Field Trip page.

NPS Ranger presents child with Junior Ranger patch
NPS Employee presents a child with his earned Junior Ranger patch

Become a Junior Ranger!

Our park has four booklets of activities available for kids. After completing each booklet, Junior Rangers receive a patch to mark their accomplishment. Earn all four "rocker" patches to complete your set!

Visit our Junior Ranger page to learn more about our Junior Ranger program!

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Virtual passport stamp to record your date of "visiting."


Virtual Park Fun

Not able to visit the park in person but still want to learn about the battlefields or record when you "visited"? Check out the "Park Fun" page for virtual passport stamps and activities!
Community at War Virtual Classroom home page
Explore our community's stories on and off the battlefield!

Explore the Battlefield Online

Want to know more about the Battle of Fredericksburg? You can learn about the battle through the eyes of the people who experienced it right from your computer! Check out Community at War, our interactive website that helps you explore the stories from the battlefield and town. Have questions for our rangers but can't make it to the park? Community at War lets you submit questions to park staff which they will answer online.

Click here to start exploring!

Last updated: May 11, 2020

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Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405


(540) 693-3200

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