Things to do in Philadelphia, the Museum District (Explorer) Tourist Scavenger Hunt is an 8.32 km / 5.17 mi self-guided walking tour with many varied challenges. It should take you 3 hours to complete and ends near the start location.
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
- Eastern State Penitentiary
- Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul
- Fairmont Water Works
- Logan Square
- and much more
This scavenger hunt is of HARD difficulty.
This tour is longer than usual (8.32 km / 5.17 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.