So You Think You Know Downtown? It’s Time to Test Your Skill


By Kristin Aguilera

Do you think you know the Downtown area better than your friends and colleagues?  Could you find your way to Alexander Hamilton’s tombstone or the site where George Washington took his oath of office as the first US President with your eyes closed?  Would you be willing to try and prove it?

On Saturday, July 30, the Museum of American Finance at 48 Wall Street will host a whirlwind scavenger hunt through Lower Manhattan in its Race Around Wall Street.  Teams of two-to-six people will use their knowledge of New York City and its financial history to solve clues and win prizes.

Scavenger hunt sites will include indoor and outdoor venues, with select locations in close proximity to restrooms and eateries (for a quick bite on the go).  All of Lower Manhattan, from the tip of Battery Park to Canal Street, is fair game for the three-hour race.

The first place team will win a cash prize equal to 50 percent of total registration fees. The second-place team will win a Museum prize package.

Event information: Race Around Wall Street is recommended for ages 10 and up.  Registration is $25 per team.  Teams should meet at the Museum between 10:30 and 10:45 AM. The race will begin at 11 AM.  Event details and online registration are available on the Museum’s website at

Kristin Aguilera is Deputy Director of the Museum of American Finance