Philadelphia Outdoor Escape Game: Old Town Exploration
3 Ratings

Embark on an urban exploration game that has you examining your environment for clues to overcome entertaining tasks and secrets revealing remarkable sites and tales in Philadelphia’s Old City. This is a self-guided activity where you simply use an app and participate at your own leisure.

Each task guides you to your next destination by offering exact navigation instructions on your screen. Once you’ve accomplished the task, the story behind that place is disclosed, and the subsequent location is indicated.

Experience a unique blend of a tour, outdoor puzzle game, and treasure hunt.
Explore the charming, cobbled pathways and graveyards in one of the most haunted cities in the United States.
Journey through the vast and picturesque Independence Mall in Philadelphia.

If you’re with a group, a single participant can obtain access for everyone by choosing the total number of participants. All team members will have the opportunity to play the urban game on their personal smartphones. Alternatively, each player can buy their own ticket.

Let the game begin!

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
What's Included
  • Full flexibility: start at any hour, take a break at any time and resume later
  • Free for Kids
  • This experience is permanently available, 24/7, every day of the year.
  • Play offline: you DON’T NEED an internet connection for this while exploring
What's Not Included
  • A physical tour guide
  • Spruce Street Harbor Park - The Spruce Street Harbor Park is an urban beach located in Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Open during the summer, the place features a boardwalk along the Delaware River with a beachfront atmosphere.

Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Spruce Street Harbor Park
South Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Please use Google Maps or other map services to arrive at this location. When you arrive, please follow the instructions inside the Questo app closely.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

(3 Ratings)
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Mar 26, 2022
So much fun! - We had so much fun doing this city scavenger hunt! Even though we are locals, we saw the city in a way that we hadn’t before and we got to learn a lot of interesting facts along the way! We are excited to do another tour!
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Aug 28, 2021
Not like other history quests! - I was expecting the usual fare with this quest, but instead of repeating what we've all heard about Columbus and Ben Franklin, I was pleasantly surprised that it took me to Elfreth's Alley, Chinatown, and the Whispering Bells, among other fascinating locations. The quest is definitely a workout - plan for a couple hours of hiking around the city - but it keeps you near the same vicinity, which is fantastic. It's a brain workout, too. Some clues are easy, and some are downright challenging! All in all, it was a fun afternoon spent learning and pretending to be on an Indiana Jones-style mission.
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Aug 23, 2023
Disappointed this visitor to Philly. Might have been better for locals. - This was such a disappointment. I love escape games, & as first-time visitors to Philadelphia with limited time to sight-see, I thought this would be a novel & efficient way to see some of the highlights. Unfortunately, after 6 of the 13 stops, we hadn’t seen anything we’d hoped to see, my frustrated husband completely checked out, & we abandoned the game without finishing. While playing, we found some of the directional clues to be confusing — the one after the 6th stop got us completely lost. The game touted that you could play without internet access, but if you needed to click on the help button for directions, you were out of luck without an internet connection. This might have been a cool outdoor escape game for locals, but for tourists, this was not a good option. Plus it was way more walking & time-consuming than we were led to believe. I gave this two stars instead of one because the customer service team WAS readily available to chat, though when I told them what a disappointment this was, they offered me “a few gems toward a future adventure.” Considering our massive disappointment, I would have appreciated a partial refund much more. This just failed us on too many levels.
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up to 15 guests
February 2024