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Boston Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Boston is a central location in the founding history of the United States, and is abundant in monuments, landmarks, and memorials preserving the ideals laid out by the founding fathers. Boston proper is also home to over 50 Universities and institues of higher education, the most famous of which are Harvard and MIT.

We've populated our Boston scavenger hunt with a mix of historical sites from the Freedom Trail, as well as well-known tourist attractions. This list would be ideal for a group scavenger hunt, a photo scavenger hunt, or as a starting point for somebody putting together an urban adventure race in the city.

If you're using GooseChase to run your event, you can even add this list to your game as GPS-enabled scavenger hunt missions! Still planning your scavenger hunts on paper? Take a look at our How It Works page to see how easy it is to get started on GooseChase!

Boston GooseChase Mission Ideas

  • Benjamin Franklin Statue - The Benjamin Franklin Statue is one of the sites on Boston's historic Freedom Trail. It celebrates one of the most important figures in the history of American Democracy.

  • Boston Public Library - Boston's Public Library is the United State's third largest library system, and has a collection of over 23 million items.

  • Bunker Hill Monument - This granite obelisk commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill, one of the first major battles between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionary War fought on June 17th, 1775.

  • Fenway Park - Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball.

  • Institute of Contemporary Art - The Institute of Contemporary Art, currently located in the Seaport District of South Boston, has historically been known for identifying some of the most important artists of recent history.

  • John Harvard Statue - Tourists visiting Harvard University are often mistakenly told that rubbing the toe of the John Harvard Statue is a student tradition, leading to its polished appearance.

  • Massachusetts State House - The state capitol building, and seat of government for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is an architectural masterpiece that ran over 5 times it's budget when it was constructed in 1798!

  • Paul Revere House - The colonial home of Paul Revere, the Patriot famous for his midnight ride warning of the arrival of British forces during the American Revolution, is now a National Historic Landmark.

  • Ray and Maria Stata Center - This Frank Gehry-designed building is one of the most unique architectural buildings at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

  • USS Constitution - Otherwise known as "Old Ironsides", the USS Constitution is a Navy ship first launched in 1797, and named by George Washington after one of the most important documents in American history.

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Be sure to also check out our other city-based scavenger hunt lists and theme-based scavenger hunt ideas!