Historical

Scavenger Hunts

A low-contact activity perfect for practicing social distancing during COVID-19. 

Usually a Providence Tour Company guide will tell you about the storied history of Providence- now it's up to you to find it! In response to COVID-19, the Providence Tour Company has adapted to create a contest that will have you and your friends competing with each other to uncover the city's secrets. Now you can explore the city, solve exciting riddles, and test your local history chops all while practicing state guidance on social distancing. 

Here's how it works: 

1. At the scheduled time, regardless of where you are, registered teams will receive 5 riddles via email. Each riddle will hint towards a specific Providence landmark. 

2. Teams must decipher two things from each riddle: one, what or who is the riddle hinting towards, and two, where in the city is this person or thing represented? 

3. The first group to send team selfies at each of the 5 correct landmarks wins!

Here are the details:

  • Up to four (4) individuals can be on a team.

  • Teams must use only one (1) vehicle.

  • Google, Wikipedia, and any other helpful sites are totally allowed!

  • Every teammate must be in all 5 selfies.

  • None of the landmarks are gravestones.

  • All landmarks are within Providence city limits.

  • Hints are available, but each hint will add 15 minutes to your completion time. (For example, if Team One finishes in 80 minutes but uses 2 hints, they will be counted as having taken 110 minutes when compared to other teams)

  • Expected completion time is between 2 and 2.5 hours, depending on how fast riddles are solved. 

  • If you get frustrated, give Bradly a call at (973) 997-0726: fun is the #1 priority!

  • Call Bradly at (973) 997-0726 if you have any concerns or questions!

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