The Harlem Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 4.7 km / 2.9 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
- Marcus Garvey Park
- Sylvia’s Soulfood
- The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
- Monument to Adam Clayton Powell
- Apollo Theater
- Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial
- Morningside Park
- The Studio Museum in Harlem
- Lafayette and Washington Monument
- Houdini House
- and much more!
We tested parts of this scavenger hunt 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 and will enjoy the varied challenges and games.
After purchase, to begin your Harlem scavenger hunt, direct yourself near the SummerStage, at Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027, 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.
The original inhabitants of this area of Manhattan island were the Wecquaesgeek, a Native American tribe. The Dutch arrived and started settling Haarlem in 1637-1639, naming it after a city of the same name in the Netherlands.
During the American Revolution, the British burned Harlem entirely. It was slowly rebuilt, growing slower than the rest of Manhattan. Its first economic boom came after the American Civil War in 1868.
This area has known major economic swings of boom and bust. Ethic populations have moved in and out with these cycles. In the 19th century, it was mostly occupied by Jewish and Italian Americans. African-Americans arrived with the Great Migration from 1910 through the 1970s.
Harlem began to grow again after the 1990s. It has been undergoing a long process of gentrification ever since.
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