Follow in Alexander Hamilton’s footsteps
…through the streets of the historic district, from Independence Hall to Society Hill, to discover the places where the feisty Founding Father worked, played, debated, fought and (ahem) flirted. Whether you’re a fan of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical, or the Ron Chernow book that inspired it, or just curious about the Founding Fathers and early Philadelphia, you’ll love this scavenger hunt.
No knowledge of Alexander Hamilton or Philadelphia’s historic heart is necessary! You just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes to follow a trail of clues to discover fascinating historical places and answer tricky, fun questions about what you find.
- 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 once 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 location of Hamilton’s home when he returned to the city as Secretary of the Treasury
- The home of James Madison, the Founding Father and Hamilton’s onetime ally—and later determined foe
- The site of the home of Maria Reynolds, with whom Hamilton had an infamous affair
- Carpenters’ Hall, scene of the first Continental Congress and later the first home of Hamilton’s First Bank of the U.S.
- The Powel House, where the Hamiltons socialized
- The remains of the mansion of Robert Morris, the powerful financier who recommended Hamilton become the first Secretary of the Treasury
- Benjamin Franklin’s print shop, which, under the direction of his grandson, published tirades against Hamilton
- The Second Bank of the U.S., now a gallery of portraits of the Founders, including Charles Wilson Peale’s rendition of Hamilton, painted in Philadelphia
…and much more. On teams, you’ll follow a trail of clues that wends its way through the historic district and answer tricky, humorous questions about what you find. Please note that if you have done our Secrets of Old Philadelphia Scavenger Hunt, you will recognize many of the questions and locations featured on the Hamilton hunt.
The hunt is two hours. Click on the button below to see the hunt calendar to get in the game—and find more revolutionary fun in Philadelphia!