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Hidden Treasures of Revolutionary NYC

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Explore NYC's Revolutionary Past - Uncover The Patriots, Spies, and Founding Fathers

Start Location

City Hall Park, Chambers Street, NYC.
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1.5-2 Hours



Finish Location

New York Vietnam Veterans, Memorial Plaza Square (views of East River)

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Explore the revolutionary history of NYC. Visit the hall where George Washington was inaugurate.


Adventure down Broadway soaking up the secret history of Spies and Patriots, decode the clues as you go.


A flexible option: use the web app at any time and compare your stats against other teams!


Go for a drink at the place where George Washington gathered his troops.


Adventure Details


1.5-2 hours (may vary depending on how much time you spend at rest breaks)

Number of Clues

11 Cryptic Cues

Start Times

You can start the trail at anytime

Difficulty Level



You can either decide to go about things leisurely or try to post a good time on our leader board. After each clue we provide you with the story and facts.


Answer Correctly 25 Points, Use a hint -10 Points, Use a Reveal -20 Points (and the map will direct you to next clue in case you got lost).

Top tips

Make sure your phone has enough phone battery or you can add other peoples numbers at checkout to also receive the clues. Bring along a pen and paper, it can help when solving some of the anagram clues.

Leaderboards View table

This self-guided scavenger hunt, “Hidden Treasures of Revolutionary NYC,” will take you on a thrilling adventure through the city’s historic landmarks and hidden gems. Begin your journey at The City Hall Fountain where you’ll receive your first clue. Meander down Broadway, searching for clues and decoding messages left by patriots, spies, and Founding Fathers.

As you wander through the city’s mazed paths of trials and triumphs, you’ll discover fascinating stories and legends behind some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Visit the hall where George Washington was inaugurated and see where a former president used to reside.

With clues to decipher, you’ll score points along the way for any challenges you complete correctly. Play as part of a team or against others and experience the thrill of the hunt!

Get your team mates together and join this on this epic historic journey from colony to new nation, and finish with sweeping views of the East River. Decode your way through the haunts of patriots, spies, and Founding Fathers, and let the magic of Revolutionary War-era New York City unfold before your eyes.

This adventure has 11 clues with an optional rest break at Fraunces Tavern towards the end. Budget around 1.5 – 2 hours.

How It Works?

Choose a Trail & Checkout

Choose from our selection of trails in the city you love. Add your team details on the checkout page.

You’ve Got Mail

Each team captain receives the trail instructions and unique play links for all players. Team captains then forward this email to the other team members.


Head to the start location and click play to start your adventure. It’s quick and easy with no downloads required.


Have fun as you solve clues and discover the best parts of the city!

The Gameplay

1Use Hints

When clues get a little tricky use a hint. Watch out though as points will be deducted for each hint used.

2Solve Clues

Think like as a wizard as you and your team try to solve the cryptic clues.

3Score points

Score points with each successful answer and challenge for the top spot on the leaderboard! See the live score and time of all teams you play against in the «head 2 head feature».

4Explore & Learn

Immerse yourself in the history of the city as you explore the least walked paths and learn the incredible backstories. Cool images and Videos thrown in to add to the fun experience.


What Our Happy Customers Have To Say

Super way to explore NYC on foot and on your own schedule. Got to learn an interesting history of the city.

Ryan Real Ryan

Great! fun scavenger hunt , love the points element and leaderboards

Shaz Sharon

A well designed trail through the heart of NYC, a fun afternoon out with friends!

Azreen Az Aces.

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I book?

    1. Select the add to cart button at the right of page. 2. Fill in your details on the checkout page. 3. Click place order and enter your payment details. Voila!

  • How long is the play link valid for?

    The trail link is valid for 6 months from the day of purchase.

  • How do I start the trail?

    We send the team captain an email. This includes you and your team members unique play links along with instructions. Make sure to forward the email to all team members. Click on the link and the game opens in your browser immediately. No downloads required.

  • Can I book and play the same day?

    You can take extra breaks or come back to your route at anytime. Just continue from where you left off at your own convenience. Handy if the heaven's decide to open! Your team clock will still be ticking, but not everything's a race! You can take extra breaks or come back to your route at anytime. Just continue from where you left off at your own convenience. Handy if the heaven's decide to open! Your team clock will still be ticking, but not everything's a race!

  • Can we take part as separate teams?

    Yes, this is one of the best ways to enjoy Adventure Clues and challenge your friends. Select add another team at checkout. To best enjoy we recommend a maximum of four players per team and that you stagger your start time by 5-10 minutes so you don’t overlap. Of course, you can organise to all meet up halfway at the rest break location for a drink.

  • Do I need to bring anything?

    Bring along a pen and paper as it can be useful to solve some of the anagram clues. We also recommend you bring some water on hot days.

  • Does receiving the clues cost money?

    It won’t cost you any more than it normally does to use your mobile phone data 🙂

  • Can you play on two phones?

    Yes, you will need to add an additional team at checkout with their team name and mobile number.

  • What if the app isn’t working?

    Just in case, you can give us a call or send us an email to

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