The New York City’s Chelsea Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 5.3 km / 3.3 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 3 hours to complete.
Click here for this tourist scavenger hunt’s complete details.
You’ll see :
- Vessel (at Hudson Yards)
- Madison Square Gardens
- Empire State Building
- Marble Collegiate Church
- The High Line
- Penn Station
- Irish Repertory Theatre
- The Edge Building
- St. Peter’s Church
- Met Life Tower
- Flatiron Building
- Madison Square Park
- National Museum of Mathematics
- and much more!
We visited New York and these neighborhoods several times since 2005. In fact, we tested this tour in August 2022.
This scavenger hunt has a difficulty level of NORMAL.
Your group’s size should be between 2 and 6 persons – but not restricted to this. Children are welcome and will enjoy most of the challenges.
After purchase, to begin your Chelsea scavenger hunt, direct yourself to the intersection of W 33rd St & 10th Ave., New York, NY 10001, United States. This is the start location.
Once there, stand outside and log in to this website to 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 appear 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.
History of Chelsea
The borders of this west-side neighborhood of Manhattan begin at 14th St to the south, the Hudson River to the west, Sixth Ave to the east, and 34th St to the north. Its population in 2010 was over 47,000.
This area was settled in the 18th century far north of the original New York City center at the southern tip of Manhattan. Construction of the railroad along the Hudson River began at the end of the 19th century. This separated the neighborhood from the river. Industrialization of the riverside began at that time. This in turn brought in many immigrants to work in the factories. These included slightly more Irishmen than other nationalities. A theatre district evolved as well around this same time.
The early 20th century saw the rise of many large apartment blocks such as the London Terrace. Tons of uranium for the Manhattan Project were stored in a warehouse on West 20th St during the 1940s. Decontamination of the site was completed in the 1990s.