The New York City’s Greenwich Village Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.4 km / 2.1 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.
What you’ll see
- Greenwich Village
- Washington Square
- New York University
- 2 historic “Album Covers”: Bob Dylan, Billy Joel
- Stonewall Inn
- Church of St. Anthony of Padua
- “Friends” apartment building
- Firemen’s Hall
- Gay Liberation Monument
- and much more!
We’ve visited New York almost annually since 2005. 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. In fact, children are welcome.
After purchase, to begin your Greenwich Village scavenger hunt, direct yourself to Washington Square, New York, NY 10012, United States
Once there, stand outside and log in to this website and begin your hunt.
Alternatively, you can access “My Account” and follow the instructions there.
Never hesitate to contact us if you experience any difficulties.
Greenwich Village’s History
This neighborhood of Lower Manhattan is bordered by 14th St to the north, Broadway to the East, Houston St to the south, and the Hudson River to the west. It had a population of almost 23 000 in 2022.
Greenwich Village is known as an artists’ haven and the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ movement.
Up to the 17th century, Native Americans, then the Dutch, cultivated tobacco in this area of Manhattan. After the British conquered the settlement in 1664, Greenwich Village developed independently from New York City (the southern tip of the island at that time).
The end of the 18th century saw New York State’s first penitentiary near the Christopher Street pier: Newgate Prison. Many New Yorkers fled the yellow fever epidemic of 1822 to Greenwich Village. The site of Washington Square was initially a potter’s field where up to 20,000 New Yorkers were buried.
Hotel Albert, a cultural icon of the neighborhood, greeted many well-known artists such as Mark Twain, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol. The many art galleries and cafes drew many other artists to the area giving it the name of American bohemia. These include Robert De Niro, Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes, and Susan Sarandon, to name but a few.