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The Secrets of Greenwich Village
Scavenger Hunts for Kids

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The Secrets of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Recommended by Time Out New York Kids and the New York Times!

Hidden history is revealed around every corner thanks to fun and funny questions. In this kids’ version of our classic Greenwich Village scavenger hunt, kids and adults work together to explore one of New York City’s most fascinating neighborhoods.

On teams, you might search twisty streets to discover such unusual sights as…

  • Mark Twain’s house and a connection to the Statue of Liberty a few doors down
  • Bats that aren’t afraid of daylight on a former courthouse
  • Places where Edgar Allan Poe lived, wrote, and got treated for a cold
  • “Chess pieces” that reveal where a famous artist played the game
  • A scorpion lurking in a pocket park
  • Skeletons and cats hanging out over your head
  • A high-up horse head that reveals a stable where musicians later played  

Our clever clues will take you to the right places to find the answers. No previous knowledge of the Village is required: you just need sharp eyes, comfy shoes, and good teamwork skills.

The hunt is intended for kids ages 7 and up, and each team must be accompanied by at least one adult. The game is a perfect activity for any school field trip, family get-together, birthday party, or other celebration.

What happy hunters are saying

“Watson Adventures helped my school plan an extremely adventurous day from start to finish. We had a unique experience around New York City, and everyone had a blast! Thank you!!! Can’t wait to do it again!” –A high school teacher

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