Be A Junior Ranger

Become a Lincoln Boyhood Junior Ranger during your visit to the park!

The Junior Ranger Program is designed to help young visitors who are interested in learning about Abraham Lincoln's life in southern Indiana. The program consists of viewing the 15 minute park orientation film, visiting the gravesite of Nancy Hanks Lincoln, the Cabin Site Memorial and the Living Historical Farm. The Junior Ranger program is designed to be completed cooperatively with parents or other adults as a great way for families to discover Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial together.

To become a Junior Ranger, visit the park and complete the Junior Ranger Activity Book.

When you arrive in Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, stop by the Memorial Visitor Center to get your free Junior Ranger Activity Book. In the guide you will find activities and information about the park and its resources. When you are finished with the activities, show your completed guide to a ranger at the visitor center. You will recite the Junior Ranger Pledge and receive your official Junior Ranger Badge and Certificate. You can take your activity guide home and share your Lincoln Boyhood experience with your friends.

Ranger hat in grey center, Green band outline. Text reads, Junior Ranger, Explore, Learn, Protect
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Lincoln Boyhood Junior Ranger badge

Be a Virtual Junior Ranger

Begin your Junior Ranger mission right now for your virtual badge! Do your best to complete the activities below on your own, but know that a parent, grandparent, scout leader, or other helpful adult can lend a hand.


Junior Ranger Activities To Do At Home

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    When did the Lincoln family live in Indiana?

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    Slide left to find out when the Lincoln's lived in Indiana.

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    This is the location where the Lincoln family's cabin stood.
    Credit: NPS

    When Abraham Lincoln was seven years old, the Lincoln family moved from Kentucky to Indiana. They lived in Indiana for fourteen years! This picture is of the location where one of the Lincoln cabins stood.

    Last updated: July 25, 2020

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