Independence National Historical Park

Independence National Historical Park

Just For Kids

Be A Junior Ranger

Children visiting Independence National Historical Park can become a Junior Ranger by picking up a Junior Ranger Activity Book with activities for children ages 5 and up from the Independence Visitor Center (corner of 6th and Market streets). Participants who attend at least one ranger program and complete five activities will earn a Junior Ranger badge.  Activities are related to locations throughout the park and include word scrambles, dot-to-dot, bingo, matching and more.

Park Fun

There are a variety of of hands-on-history activities available for kids. Become an archaeologist digging for artifacts, construct your own 18th century journal, or learn how much fun it is to play a musical instrument called the glass armonica that was invented by Benjamin Franklin!


Independence Visitors Center
"Choosing Sides" film

Liberty Bell Center
Liberty Bell "History Channel" audio-visual presentation

Second Bank of the United States
"Moses Williams: Cutter of Profiles" Demonstration, 1pm, Weekends (20 minutes)

Franklin Court
Printing Office demonstration, 10:00am - 5:pm, Daily

"Ben & Me" - Film, Children's program. Daily in the Franklin Court Underground Museum

"Hands on History" - Children's program, 3pm, Weekends (20 minutes)

"Franklin's Glass Music" - glass armonica demonstration, 12:00 & 2:30 Weekends. (15 minutes)

New Hall Military Museum
"A Soldier's Life" Children's program, 4:00pm, weekends, (20 minutes)