Philadelphia Museum District Explorer walking tour

$77.50 $77.50

Are you looking for things to do around the Philadelphia Museum district? Indeed, our 3-hour self-guided walking tour and scavenger hunt takes you to see all the sights!

Walk from City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art all while taking a few side trips and proposing challenges at every leg. All the while, you will learn some local history and get valuable local tips.

The Philadelphia Museum District Explorer Tourist Scavenger Hunt is an 6.1 km / 3.8 mi mi self-guided walking tour with many varied challenges. It will take about 4 hours to complete.

    • A fun learning experience
    • See the sights! 50 locations
    • Learn some local history
    • Challenge your knowledge: 51 varied challenges
    • Fun for all ages, kids included
    • Walk at your own pace: 6.1 km/3.8 mi
    • Wheelchair & 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
    • Aussi disponible en français

A “Regular” version of this tour exists, which is longer and sees more sights, here.

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

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Description

Things to do in Philadelphia, the Museum District (Explorer) Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 6.1 km / 3.8 mi self-guided walking tour with many varied challenges. It should take you 3 hours to complete and ends near the start location.

This tour has been revisited, mostly redone, and greatly improved in the fall of 2023.

Click here for the Philadelphia Museum District walking tour complete details including all locations seen, specifications and requirements, as well as the city’s history.

You will see

  • The Barnes Foundation
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • LOVE Park
  • The Franklin Institute
  • City Hall
  • Rodin Museum
  • Public Library
  • Fairmount Park
  • Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul
  • Fairmount Water Works
  • Logan Square
  • Schuylkill River
  • Perelman Building
  • and much more

This scavenger hunt is of HARD difficulty.

This tour is longer than usual 6.1 km / 3.8 mi and will take you up to 4 hours to complete.

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

After purchase, to begin your Philadelphia museum district walking tour, you will need to head to the front of Philadelphia’s City Hall, at the intersection of N. Broad Street and JF Kennedy. This is the start location.

Once there, log in to this website and begin your hunt. Go to My Account and follow the instructions there.

Philadelphia was founded by William Penn, an English Quaker, in 1682. Initially, it was to serve as the capital of the Pennsylvania Colony of the British Empire. Then, this city played an instrumental role in the American Revolution, as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the United States of America Constitution in 1787.

Furthermore, the First and Second Continental Congresses were held here at Independence Hall. Philadelphia also served as the temporary capital of the United States from 1790-1800.

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Additional information

Starting point

In front of Philadelphia’s City Hall, at the intersection of N. Broad Street and JF Kennedy

End point

This tour ends on the south-west side of Philadelphia's City Hall – very close to the start location

Sights

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

Challenges

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

Difficulty

Hard

Distance

6.1 kilometers / 3.8 miles

Duration

4 to 6 hours at normal walking pace

Required

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

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