By Dawn Davis for The Island Eye News
Come celebrate National Junior Ranger Day at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site on Saturday, April 21. Activities will be offered throughout the day from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The event is free. Children of all ages are invited to explore and learn about a variety of history and nature topics with a chance to earn up to five junior ranger badge. Discovery topics include Charles Pinckney and Snee Farm, the National Park Service, the Underground Railroad, historic preservation, and green practices for a sustainable future.
Visitors are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen and insect repellent, and a picnic lunch with a blanket.
National Junior Ranger Day kicks off National Park Week (Saturday, April 21 through Sunday, April 29). National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, volunteer, and find your park.
The park is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days. It is a fee-free site. The site is home to an 1828 Lowcountry coastal cottage that serves as a museum and visitor center. Park grounds boast ornamental gardens and towering canopies of live oak and Spanish moss. Exhibits tell the story of Charles Pinckney and his contributions to the US Constitution, the United States as a young and emerging nation, and 1700s plantation life. Visitors can enjoy films, exhibits, archaeological displays, the grounds and nature trail, picnicking, photography, Junior Ranger activities and ranger programs as available. For more information. visit NPS.gov.