To Do Today: Explore Boston Harbor with a Waterfront-Wide Scavenger Hunt
Choose from among six locations and discover new things about the city’s waterfront neighborhoods
Explore Boston Harbor: A Waterfront-Wide Scavenger Hunt
Do the scavenger hunt on your own time; the Edventure Builder website is active until October 1.
Explorers can choose one of six locations (or more than one!): Georges Island, Spectacle Island, Charlestown, Downtown, East Boston, and South Boston. The website will tell you where to start and where to go from there.
Free. All you need is a smart device and access to this link.
Why should I go?
A perfect combination of fun and learning, these scavenger hunts will take you all around the Boston Harbor to reveal the unique history and culture of the city’s waterfront neighborhoods.
In Charlestown, explorers will dive into the fascinating history of the Battle of Bunker Hill—a turning point in the American Revolution. They’ll follow the brick path of the Freedom Trail to the USS Constitution—“America’s Ship of State”—to answer scavenger hunt questions about the oldest active duty warship in the United States.
If discovering delicious food is more your style, the hunt through East Boston might be for you. The neighborhood is known as “Boston’s Ellis Island” and is home to thriving immigrant communities. As you make your way to the Boston Harborwalk and past rows of traditional triple-decker multifamily houses, stop and enjoy a delicious Dominican empanada or Mexican tamales.
There are also carefully crafted scavenger hunts in Downtown and South Boston, Georges Island, and Spectacle Island. Each location offers a great opportunity to delve into that neighborhood’s past and present. The scavenger hunts are designed to allow you to explore by yourself or with friends—and you decide how much walking you want to do. The hunt is what you make of it!