Scavenger Hunts at The Mount Vernon Estate

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The Searchin’ Mount Vernon Scavenger Hunt

Walk in the footsteps of George Washington…

…on a hunt that hits the highlights of his magnificent estate and gardens, just a half-hour drive from downtown Washington, D.C. You’ll marvel at the Founding Father’s ingenuity as you follow clues through the grounds and answer tricky, fun questions about what you find.

On teams, you’ll gambol in his gardens, get a bit unstable in his stable, take the heat in his blacksmith shop, get coached in his coach house, raise your blood pressure in his salt house, clean up your act in the wash house, and enjoy a small museum about all things George.

Along the way, you might also…

  • Learn how Washington spurred a “sheepish” lieutenant to go faster
  • Discover what animal Martha trusted with her pearls
  • Marvel at an old-fashioned device that “mangled” clothes
  • Play “Spot That Spot” with photo clues
  • Find a hippo that helped hungry, hungry George (think: teeth)

Plus, the estate’s small museum is packed with intriguing objects connected with Washington, including jewels, swords, famous documents, oddball collectibles, and a “shocking” video.

But you don’t need to know anything about Washington or Mount Vernon to win: you just need to pay attention to the details, work together, and wear some comfy shoes.

A Kids Edition of the scavenger hunt, for ages 7 and up, has been enjoyed by school groups as a great way to get a whirlwind tour of the highlights of this sprawling estate.  

Note: the hunt does not include the Mansion, Washington’s actual residence, because it is accessible only by guided tour. But your group can certainly tour the Mansion before or after a hunt!

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The Murder Mystery Mayhem at the History Museum Scavenger Hunt

Uh-oh! A killer lurks among you…

…and they’re about to interrupt an otherwise normal team-building outing to your favorite history museum. Someone in your group—possibly on your own team—is a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde, and they’re plotting to make you history.

Fortunately, this game gives you a fighting a chance to prevent your own murder. Everyone in your group has been secretly poisoned, and the clock is ticking down on your time left to live. To save yourselves and get the antidote, all you have to do is complete various fun challenges and reveal the killer’s identity.

The killer has hidden their identity in a scavenger hunt at the history museum. Your team will solve a series of interlocking puzzles, decipher coded messages, and meet the conditions of creative, collaborative photo prompts.

Along the way, your team might…

  • Act your age with age-old artifacts.
  • Put your patriotism on display for all to see.
  • Interrogate sculptures and statues for clues.
  • Gape in wonderment at outdated technology.
  • Tackle a trivia quiz about famous murder mysteries.
  • Identify murderous movies and snippets of killer songs.

If your group loves escape-room games, they’ll love this history museum scavenger hunt. The game will also help you entertain a diverse group of people while boosting morale and teamwork. It’s perfect for a private party or a corporate team-building outing of any size.

A Kids Edition is also available, in which kids age 7 and up work with adults. It’s a great activity for a school field trip, birthday party, and more.

Contact us to learn more about the Murder Mystery Mayhem Scavenger Hunts—and find more fun!

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