Group Activities in Boston, MA The North End

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The Secrets of the North End Scavenger Hunt

Follow in the footsteps of Paul Revere

Explore the twisty scenic streets of the North End on a quest for hidden history and startling stories on this team-building activity for fans of old Boston and new adventures. On teams, you’ll follow a trail of clues that follows the Freedom Trail and then goes beyond it, as you find intriguing locations and answer tricky, fascinating questions about what you find.

No knowledge of the North End is required: you just need sharp eyes, comfy shoes, and great teamwork. Along the way, expect to say things like, “I never knew that!” and “I’ve never been here!” and “That’s amazing!” and “Did that guy hang one lantern or two?”

Your team will discover…

  • The historic places mentioned above on the Munch Around the North End Hunt
  • The oldest sign in Boston and its connection with persecuted Quakers
  • A church where the minister wound up as a character in Moby Dick
  • The home of Ben Franklin’s overlooked sister, Jane
  • A Salem Street salute to the “Last of the Red Hot Mamas”
  • A dastardly grave robber—he literally took over a dead man’s tomb!
  • The site of a sticky situation: the Great Molasses Flood of 1919

And just think of all the great places you can wine and dine at the end of the hunt!

What clients are saying about the North End scavenger hunt

5-star review on Google: “This is a great way to get folks out of the office and into a whole new atmosphere. Doing scavenger hunts, in museums or in various sections of the city, is a great teambuilding exercise that is also fun and educational!”

“We had the best time on the scavenger hunt. Even for those of us that live in and around the North End the hunt was very challenging and we all learned some new things about the neighborhood. Well done whoever came up with the clues and answers. Meghan [the hunt host] was wonderful and represented Watson Adventures in an energetic, professional and friendly manner. We will definitely keep Watson Adventures in mind for a future outing.” —an executive staffing agency

“We had an amazing time! Lots of great feedback from the group!” —an aerospace company

“We had a great time. The teams definitely bonded during the activity and at the celebration afterwards.” —a software company

Contact us to learn more about the Secrets of the North End Scavenger Hunt—and find more fun in Boston!

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The Munch Around the North End Scavenger Hunt

An adventure fit for a foodie

Dig into Boston’s oldest, tastiest neighborhood, collecting treats and answers along the way. Starring: a smorgasbord of edible and historical delights, including the site of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919, minty hot cocoa, graves of men who really “Mathered,” lobster-tail pastries, octopus tentacles, the center of the infamous Sacco and Vanzetti trial, a welterweight champion, cream puffs, and much more.

Along the way, you’ll take creative Team Photos to document your snap-worthy snacks.

Between-snack highlights include…

  • Paul Revere’s house and a sneaky question about planets
  • The Old North Church and a tricky problem involving, yes, lanterns
  • The early stomping grounds of the Kennedys
  • A site associated with the fight to free Sacco and Vanzetti, wrongly accused of murder
  • A bygone tavern where the owner was arrested for helping Quakers
  • Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, where tombstones are pockmarked by British bullets

Don’t want to spoil your appetite? For private groups, we also offer a version of the hunt that focuses more on local history than food.

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