Total Hunt Time
About 3 to 4 hours, depending on options selected
While tourists rush to the usual spots – Times Square and Rockefeller Center, Greenwich Village and the midtown art galleries – the heart of the city beats loudest and largest at the southern tip of Manhattan, in historic Downtown. This is where New York City truly began. Dutch traders purportedly purchased the island of “Man-a-hatt-a” here from the Algonquin Indians in 1621 for $24 worth of beads and other trinkets. A defensive wall (c. 1644), protecting early settlers from British attack, rose here on the site of what later became Wall Street, the world’s financial center. During your treasure hunt, you’ll explore the bustling area from Battery Park to Wall Street, with possible stops along the way at the NY Stock Exchange, the Federal Hall Memorial (where George Washington took his oath as America’s first president), Castle Clinton, Trinity Church and much, much more. If you have never fully explored the alleys and backstreets of much-neglected Lower Manhattan, you are in for just a huge treat.
Gather in Battery Park, near Castle Clinton
Introductions/Ice Breakers/Rules–30 minutes
- Stage 1 Hunt — 45 minutes (optional)
- Midbrief and Discussion of Roles & Ground Rules — 30 minutes
- Stage 2 Hunt –90-120 minutes
- Team Building Wrap-Up & Discussion–30 minutes
- Lunch/Dinner/Drinks at a Local Restaurant (optional):
Arrangements for and cost of dining not included in price quote.
Worried about Bad Weather? Check out our INDOOR PROGRAMS at the American Museum of Natural History and the NY Met! And don’t forget our other OUTDOOR PROGRAMS: Central Park, Greenwich Village and Flatiron District!