Venue Details

21 Star Starred
Battery Park
Intersection of State, Broadway and Battery Park place 1 Bowling Green New York, NY 10004
(212) 344-7220
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little apple
Good running shoes or the like a MUST!
info May 03 2010 star this tip starred
little apple
Right next to the 4/5
info May 03 2010 star this tip starred
little apple
You could pick up water along the way, but it might be nice to have a little bottle on a hot day.
info May 03 2010 star this tip starred
little apple
Come fresh - don't walk much before hand or you will hurt.
info May 03 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Absolutely on the running/walking shoes. Absolutely!
info Jul 05 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
And the 1! But NOT the flagpole closest TO the 1--the one closest to the 4/5.
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3 events
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attended Jul 02 2011

Very fun and we learned a lot of new things about NYC. However, you only have 2 hours to complete this so I definitely suggest going back another afternoon to read and enjoy the locations at a more leisurely pace.

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4 events
1 review
4 stars
attended Jul 02 2011

While the event started off bumpy (there are TWO flagpoles in Battery Park and the contact person for Watson seemed less than knowledgable about this)...and because of... continued

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http://watsonadventures.com/schedule.html#revolutionary

Description

July 2, 2011: *The Revolutionary New York Scavenger Hunt:** *It’s a special Fourth of July edition of the Scavenger Hunt! Discover downtown sites where the Founding Fathers battled the Brits—and each other. Highlights include Alexander Hamilton’s grave, Federal Hall (where Washington was inaugurated), the street where Jefferson lived (and brokered the deal to move the nation’s capital to Washington, D.C.), Fraunces Tavern (where Washington bid farewell to his officers and where Hamilton worked as Secretary of the Treasury), a place where Washington slept, Bowling Green (with a fence bearing the scars of patriot fervor), a former hanging ground, a bank founded by Aaron Burr, Battery Park, singe marks from the great fire of 1776 and more. It’s a great, fast-paced tour of the Wall Street area.

About the Ticket Supplier: Watson Adventures

Watson Adventures sprang from the mind of Bret Watson, a veteran writer and editor (and occasional stand-up comedian), who started creating scavenger hunts in the early '90s for friends as a way to share his unique take on the lighter side of museums. As word of the unusual scavenger hunts spread, companies began to ask Bret to let them get in the game, and a business was born.

Since then, Watson Adventures has grown to span the nation, with more than 200,000 people participating in hunts, including employees of more than 1,000 prestigious corporations. All the while, Watson Adventures' scavenger hunts have received more media raves and other acclaim than any other company of its kind. Below, you can learn more about the creative, clever crew who've made our success possible.