Philadelphia museum district

Philadelphia Museum District 3hr self-guided walking tour scavenger hunt

Are you looking for things to do around the Philadelphia Museum district? Indeed, our 3-hour self-guided walking tour and scavenger hunt takes you to see all the sights!

Walk from City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art all while taking a few side trips and proposing challenges at every leg. All the while, you will learn some local history and get valuable local tips.

Moreover, 2 versions are available: a regular tourist scavenger hunt and an explorer scavenger hunt (see the differences).

Regular: 4.7km/2.9mi
Explorer: 8.3km/5.2mi

20 Sights

28 Sights

20 Challenges

24 Challenges

  • The Barnes Foundation
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • LOVE Park
  • The Franklin Institute
  • City Hall
  • Rodin Museum
  • Public Library
  • Eastern State Penitentiary
  • Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul
  • Fairmont Water Works
  • Logan Square
  • Paine’s Park
  • Schuylkill River Trail
  • and much more

Please note: some sites are only seen on the regular, or the explorer, scavenger hunts.

As a matter of fact, we have visited Philadelphia at least once a year since 2010. Indeed, we have walked these areas on many occasions.

  • Starting Location: Intersection of N. Broad Street and JF Kennedy, in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall
  • Regular Hunt
    • Distance: 4.7 km / 2.9 mi
    • Time: 2 – 3 hours 
  • Explorer Hunt
    • Distance: 8.32 km / 5.17 mi
    • Time: 4 – 6 hours.
  • Method: Walking 
  • Needed:
    • A fully charged Smartphone with internet access (data plan)
  • Suggested:
    • Bottled water.
    • A local street map or tourist map

Philadelphia was founded by William Penn, an English Quaker, in 1682. Initially, it was to serve as the capital of the Pennsylvania Colony of the British Empire. Then, this city played an instrumental role in the American Revolution, as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the United States of America Constitution in 1787.

Furthermore, the First and Second Continental Congresses were held here at Independence Hall. Philadelphia also served as the temporary capital of the United States from 1790-1800.

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