Scavenger Hunts on the Freedom Trail | Boston

Scavenger Hunts on The Freedom Trail

  • public
  • private
  • adults
  • outdoor

The Secrets of Old Boston Scavenger Hunt

Uncover bygone Boston…

…on an adventure that takes you along the Freedom Trail. Teams will visit and discover the secrets of numerous historic locations where America was born—Faneuil Hall, the site of the Boston Massacre, Old City Hall, the Old South Meeting House (where a particularly large tea party had its beginnings), and the Old State House, to name a few of the highlights. Starring: Ben Franklin, Larry Bird, Mother Goose, Gulliver’s teakettle, and an Irishman’s “bowl of tears.”

But not everything on this hunt is old. It’s also packed with present-day hotspots. You’ll check out the delicious and bustling food stands of Quincy Market, see a tribute to local sports heroes, discover the birthplace of Boston’s culinary delights, and more.

No knowledge of these places or Boston history is necessary. Sharp eyes and teamwork are the only things you need to answer our fun and funny questions. Participants use their own smartphones to play, and comfy shoes are also a good idea for trekking the trail.

This scavenger hunt has been far and away our most popular team-building game with corporate groups since our first Boston hunt in 2002. Find out what you’ve been missing!

  • private
  • adults
  • outdoor


Can you answer this question: Who dunnit?

Find yourself in the middle of a murder mystery on this unusual, fun scavenger hunt set in historic Boston. A Watson Adventures staffer has been murdered, and it’s up to you to catch his killer. Here’s your first clue: when he died, he drew a star on the ground with his own blood. What does that mean? And what will you learn about the victim’s dangerous secret life? Solve the clues he left behind in order to solve the mystery—and prevent an international disaster.    

Along the way, you’ll also uncover the secrets of the Freedom Trail, between Boston Common and Faneuil Hall, where unexpected details turn out to be part of the puzzle. You’ll need to make sense of cryptic clues, crack a code, and send a text message to the dead man. The fate of the free world may depend on your ability to work together as a team.