Brooklyn Mini walking tour

$34.50 $34.50

Looking for things to do in New York Brooklyn? Our 3-hour self-guided walking tour takes you through this neighborhood. Learn about its history and discover all of the attractions. Solve challenges at each step along your way, to find your next destination and have fun.

You will walk from the Brooklyn Museum to Grand Army Plaza, and visit several churches and Prospect Park. As you discover the neighborhood, you’ll pass by various parks, museums, and monuments.

The Brooklyn Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3 km / 1.9 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 1 hour to complete.

  • A fun learning experience
  • See the sights! 20 locations
  • Learn some local history
  • Challenge your knowledge: 27 varied challenges
  • Fun for all ages, kids included
  • Walk at your own pace: 3 km / 1.9 mi
  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible throughout
  • Pets allowed throughout
  • Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule
  • Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt
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Description

The Brooklyn Mini Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3 km / 1.9 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 1 hour to complete.

This Mini version of the tour was tested in August 2022 and again in the spring of 2024. It was improved following each test.

  • Grand Army Plaza
  • Old First Reformed Church
  • Prospect Park
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • St John’s Park Slope Episcopal Church
  • Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
  • Brooklyn Central Library
  • Grace United Methodist Church
  • and much more!

We tested this scavenger hunt walking tour in August 2022 and again in May 2024.

This scavenger hunt has a difficulty level that is EASY.

Your group’s size should be between 2 and 6 persons. In fact, children are welcome and will enjoy the various games.

After purchase, to begin your Brooklyn walking tour, direct yourself outside the Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum Metro station, near the Brooklyn Museum, at 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238, United States. This is the start location

Once there, stand outside, log in to this website, and begin your hunt.

Also, you’ll need a fully charged smartphone connected to the Internet (LTE, or 4G with a data plan, Wifi isn’t available throughout). Instructions will be supplied on-screen or directions and challenges, as well as some historical information.

Alternatively, you can access “My Account” and follow the instructions there.

Never hesitate to contact us if you experience any difficulties.

Brooklyn’s History

Initially, Breukelen was settled in 1646 by the Dutch. An Algonquian-speaking Lenape native tribe resided on Long Island at the time.

The British captured New Netherlands in 1664 and the area became the Province of New York. Eventually, Kings County comprised 6 of the initial Dutch towns on Long Island. This county had the highest percentage of slaves among the original 13 colonies.

One of the first battles of the Revolutionary War was the Battle of Brooklyn, in 1776. the British forced the Continental Army off the heights near Prospect Park. After independence, Brooklyn incorporated itself in 1817 and urbanization boomed.

In 1841 the Brooklyn Eagle and Kings County Democrat (Brooklyn Eagle) newspaper was first published and its circulation and readership developed a separate identity for Brooklynites from New Yorkers. It closed in 1955. In the late 1880s, Brooklyn was considered New York’s twin city.

Finally, on January 1st, 1898 it joined Greater New York. Indeed, Brooklyn (Kings County) is the most populous county in New York State and the 2nd most populous in the US. If each New York borough were its own city, Brooklyn would rank 3rd most populous in the country after Los Angeles and Chicago.

Additional information

Start location

Outside the Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum Metro station, near the Brooklyn Museum, at 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238, United States

End point

This tour ends at the start location.

Sights seen

20 sites can be seen: important buildings, monuments, plazas & parks

Challenges

27 varied challenges – all answers are available in front of your on-site, outdoors.

Duration

1 to 2 hours at normal walking pace

Required

Fully charged smartphone with internect access (data plan with LTE, 4G or 3G)

Distance

3 km / 1.9 mi

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