Philadelphia Museums Tourist Scavenger Hunt

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Are you visiting Philadelphia? You must try our scavenger hunt through the Philadelphia Museum district to see all the sights! It will take you 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. This 3-hour self-guided walking tour is completed with your smartphone. You can start it at your leisure, on any day or time. You can also go as fast or as slow as you wish. Pause at any time and resume when ready.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Tourist Scavenger Hunt

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Stop At:

Admire this beautiful city hall and answer your first challenge here.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: City Hall Visitor Center

Check out the large compass painted in the central courtyard of Philadelphia's City Hall. If you have a good eye, you'll quickly solve the challenge here.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Love Park

Otherwise known as Love Park this is the first of many between City Hall and the Museum of Contemporary Art

Duration: 5 minutes

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Check out the giant paintbrush and aircraft sculptures. Again, a good eye will spot this challenge quickly.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Learn about this institution

Stop At: Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Explanation about this grand boulevard between city hall and the Museum of Art. Learn about the flags while you search for one in particular, near your next destination.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Admire this beautiful church and ints many engravings.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Sister Cities Park

Nice green space between 2 challenges.

Stop At: Swann Fountain

Why is this fountain called Swan? Learn why here while you count the various types of animals it contains.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Free Library of Philadelphia

This Beau-Arts grand building houses the largest free library in Philadelphia and the 13th largest in the United States. Will you remember the architectural style?

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rodin Museum

See the sculpture garden outside this museum. Can you name Rodin's most famous sculpture?

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Washington Monument

See George Washington atop his horse facing City Hall and Swan Fountain, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rocky Statue

Take a selfie with the Italian Stallion then count how many steps there are in the Rocky Steps leading up to the Museum of Art

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Walk around the exterior of this giant museum and determine the correct location on the central pediment of an item we'll point out.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center

Built in the Greek Revival style, you'll find this behind the Museum of Art. When you get there, rely on a historical plaque to decode a cipher.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Eastern State Penitentiary

After a short walk, you'll find this fortress style penitentiary where Al Capone once was a guest (prisoner).

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Franklin Institute

This is Philly's science center and home of its IMAX Theatre.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Philly's natural history museum. Your challenge here is a riddle.

Duration: 5 minutes

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Learn about the Fairmont Park commissioner who lent his name to this fountain.

Duration: 5 minutes

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Walk in this park along the Schuylkill River and learn a bit more about the city's history.

Duration: 10 minutes

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See a larger than life clothespin in this square, across the street from City Hall

Duration: 5 minutes
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