New York History Scavenger Hunt

Escape the
New-York Historical Society
Scavenger Hunt

  • private
  • adults
  • indoor

Escape the New-York Historical Society Scavenger Hunt

Solve puzzles—and save yourself!

You’ve been poisoned at the start of this scavenger hunt (er, sorry), and it’s up to you to find the cure. How? By solving a series of puzzles created by a diabolical villain. He wants to see if you can ultimately decipher a mystery message that will reveal how to get the antidote. Sure, you can escape a room, but can you escape the New-York Historical Society?

You and your teammates will have trouble deciding what is more surprising: the twists and turns of this museum scavenger hunt, or the amazing collection of art and artifacts at the NYHS. Four floors of exhibits pack in all kinds of treasures and secrets for you to unearth.

Highlights include…

  • A word puzzle featuring a kaleidoscopic gallery of Tiffany lamps
  • A perplexing message involving lustrous trophies
  • A ridiculous rebus that leads to NYC’s most notorious political boss
  • A quirky equation that exposes a famous Revolution-era riot and a chunk of metal that resulted from the mob’s violence

Along the way, your team will also be challenged to master a bonus challenge with the Hunt Host and crack a cryptic code.

No knowledge of New York history or the museum is required: you just need sharp eyes, comfy shoes, and excellent teamwork.

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