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 America was born, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Carpenters’ Hall (where the Continental Congress first met), the site of Ben Franklin’s home, and a gallery of unusual portraits of the Revolution generation. 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 with artists living in cast-iron buildings.
Don’t worry if you can’t tell Ben Franklin from Ben Affleck: the hunt requires no previous knowledge. You just need to use your wits and work well with your team.
Don’t miss your shot at this game starring Alexander Hamilton
Follow in the feisty Founding Father’s footsteps along the streets of Philly’s historic district, from Independence Hall to Society Hill, and discover the places where he worked, played, debated, fought, and (ahem) flirted. Your road map? A trail of clues and tricky, humorous questions about what you find.
You’ll love this game if you’re a fan of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical, or the Ron Chernow book that inspired it, or if you’re just curious about the Revolutionary War in colonial Philadelphia.
Along the way, you might see…
- Independence Hall, where Hamilton first served as a delegate to the Confederation Congress, allied himself with James Madison, and later signed the Constitution…and where Aaron Burr served as a senator
- City Tavern, where Hamilton rubbed elbows with politicians and gave a controversial speech on behalf of the elite, exclusive Society of the Cincinnati
- The former First Bank of the United States building, a linchpin in Hamilton’s economic plans for the new nation
- The home of Founding Father James Madison, Hamilton’s onetime ally—and later determined foe
- The site of the home of Maria Reynolds, with whom Hamilton had an infamous affair
- Benjamin Franklin’s print shop, which, under the direction of his grandson, published tirades against Hamilton
- Carpenters’ Hall, scene of the first Continental Congress
- The remains of the mansion of Robert Morris, the powerful financier who recommended that Hamilton become the first Secretary of the Treasury
- The Second Bank of the U.S., now a gallery of portraits of the Founders that includes Charles Wilson Peale’s rendition of Hamilton
And those are just a few of the highlights on this fun, history-packed tour. No knowledge of Alexander Hamilton or Philadelphia history is necessary.
Adult groups can book this hunt anytime. A Kids Edition of this game is available for private groups. It’s perfect for school field trips, birthday parties, and any other events where you want to amuse and entertain young revolutionaries.