Parks launch Junior Civil War Historian program

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Nine national parks in the southeast are encourage young visitors and their families to visit areas where the Civil War unfolded.

Children ages 6 and older can earn a special Junior Civil War Historian patch by completing the Junior Ranger programs at two or three of the participating parks and/or completing special online activities.

Park visitors can explore how the Civil War affected the lives of Americans at the time and how it still affects people today.

Young visitors have two ways they can become a Junior Civil War Historian.

They can become a Junior Ranger at three participating parks. A ranger must initial and date their person's activity card (available at all participating parks) or Junior Ranger program booklets.

After visiting the three parks, turn in the activity card or Junior Ranger program booklets at a participating park to receive a patch.

Option 2: Become a Junior Ranger at two participating parks and do one online activity. Online activities can be found at

Turn in an activity card or Junior Ranger program booklets along with a printout of completed online activity at a participating park to receive a patch.

Participating parks list:

Andersonville National Historic Site
Andersonville, GA
(229) 924-0343

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park Fort Ogelthorpe, GA
(423) 752-5215

Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Dover, TN
(931) 232-5348

Fort Pulaski National Monument
Savannah, GA
(912) 786-5787

Fort Sumter National Monument
Charleston, SC
(843) 883-3123

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Kennesaw, GA
(770) 427-4686

Shiloh National Military Park
Shiloh, TN
(731) 689-5696

Stones River National Battlefield
Murfreesboro, TN
(615) 893-9501

Vicksburg National Military Park
Vicksburg, MS
(601) 636-0583

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