Washington Museums walking tour

$57.50 $57.50

Are you looking for things to do in Washington DC? Our tourist scavenger hunt will take you to most of the Washington museums around the National Mall. These include the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History as well as the Smithsonian Castle. Further, you will also see the Capitol and many other sights!

Indeed, solve challenges at every step to discover your next destination. At each stop, you will learn some history as well as interesting facts.

The Washington D.C. National Mall East Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 4.1 km / 2.5 mi self-guided walking tour of many museums and the Capitol, with challenges along the way. It should take you 3 hours to complete.

  • A fun learning experience
  • See the sights! 28 locations
  • Learn some local history
  • Challenge your knowledge: 23 varied challenges
  • Fun for all ages, kids included
  • Walk at your own pace: 4.1 km / 2.5 mi
  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible throughout
  • Pet-friendly 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
  • Also available in French

Buy 1 scavenger hunt for your party of 1 to 6 people.

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Description

The Washington D.C. National Mall East Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 4.1 km / 2.5 mi self-guided walking tour around many museums and the Capitol, with challenges along the way. It should take 3 hours to complete, and ends near the start location.

Click here for this tourist scavenger hunt’s complete tour details, specifications, requirements, and city history. You’ll also find there the complete list of locations seen.

What you’ll see

  • National Mall
  • Smithsonian Institution Building
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • The Capitol
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
  • Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
  • National Museum of American History
  • And much more!

This scavenger hunt has a difficulty level of NORMAL.

The ideal group size is between 2 and 6 people – but is not restricted to this. Children are welcome and will enjoy most of the challenges.

After purchase, to begin your hunt around the National Mall East, you will need to be outside the Federal Triangle Station, at 302a 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA, between Pennsylvania Ave NW and Constitution Ave NW. This is the start location.

Once there, 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.

Ancient History

Various Algonquin tribes inhabited the Potomac Valley when the Europeans first arrived.

The Residence Act of 1790 created the Capital District along the Potomac River. The states of Maryland and Virginia donated lands, including the village of Georgetown, as well as Alexandria. Consequently, these created the District of Columbia. Indeed, this district is under federal jurisdiction exclusively. The city of Washington was then founded in 1791.

Several important buildings were burned down during the War of 1812.

In 1846, the District of Columbia returned the city of Alexandria to Virginia.

The Civil War of 1861 provoked a major expansion of federal organizations and therefore the population increased, especially with freed slaves from the south. Then, the population in 1870 had grown to 132,000.

Recent History

The Second World War (1939-45) also contributed to an increase in the size of the city, which in 1950 was over 800,000.

Washington eventually became the rallying point for public protests for civil rights, anti-war movements, and other popular causes.

Finally, as of 2018, Washington’s population is just over 700,000.

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Additional information

Start location

outside the Federal Triangle Station, at 302a 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA, between Pennsylvania Ave NW and Constitution Ave NW

End location

This tour ends at the Washington Monument, equivalent to 2 blocks away from the start location.

Sights seen

23 sites seen: important buildings, monuments, plazas & attractions

Challenges

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

Distance

4.1 km / 2.5 miles

Duration

2h30 to 3 hours at normal walking speed (no rush).
Take as long as you want though.

Required

Smartphone with internet access (LTE, 4G, 3G)
WiFi is not available throughout the course

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  1. Mary Jones

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    Mary, June 6, 2021

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