Ever try time travel?
This hunt takes you back to colonial times and the tumult of 1776. You’ll explore the restored historic houses and other sites where independence was born, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Carpenter’s Hall (where the Continental Congress first met), and separate museums on Ben Franklin, portraits of the Revolution generation, and the military. The hunt also dips into Society Hill, with its carefully preserved homes of the colonial ruling class, and Old City, once the commercial district but now a trendy area of artists living in cast-iron buildings.
Your team will tackle such questions as...
• In the Second Bank of the United States, behind a dinosaur, find a very big man on campus. When he’s compared with other giants, what figure is smallest? Answer: Homo-ordinarius, seen in an illustration in a section about early science.
• What unusual delegate outside Carpenter’s Hall may be the representative from Petsylvania? Answer: A cat, a painting on a sign.
Please note that we left out clues and directions in the questions above. The questions are designed so that you can find the answer only when you are in the right spot and looking at the right thing. (Sorry, Googlers!) You don’t need any previous knowledge to triumph—you just need good teamwork and comfortable shoes!
The best time to do this hunt is before 3 p.m., because many of the historic buildings close at 5 p.m. That said, we do have an evening edition of the hunt that is entirely outdoors. We offer 90-minute and two-hour editions of the hunt; the 90-minute edition does not include Old City. You can add Team Photo Challenges for additional fun and to create souvenirs for everyone.
Contact us to learn more and get in the game!