Scavenger Hunt in Washington D.C.

The Murder at the Museum
of American History
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The Murder at the Museum of American History Scavenger Hunt

Can you deduce who dunnit?

Someone—or some thing—has been bumping off staffers at the National Museum of American History who were involved in the discovery of a long-lost invention by Benjamin Franklin. This “infernal machine” has a murky past: Freemasons supposedly used it as part of a secret ritual. Were the deaths caused by the invention? Is the fabled Curse of the Freemasons real? Or is there a serial killer on the loose?

Your team of sleuths will have to crack a code and uncover the museum’s secrets to solve the mystery and stop the killings.

Along the way, you might also…

  • Peer into artificial eyes
  • Analyze a car wreck
  • Ride a Chicago train
  • Ponder an ancient priest who seems to sing “Y.M.C.A.”
  • Find out which common kitchen ingredient is explosive
  • Catch a nuclear football
  • Connect a Civil War sword with Sherman’s Bow Tie
  • And avoid stepping on a spying device disguised as poop

No previous knowledge is required to play—or to win. You just need sharp eyes, comfy shoes, and great teamwork.

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