The #RVAHistoryHunt is a collaboration by Richmond cultural organizations to present a unique scavenger hunt experience. Launched on National Scavenger Hunt Day (May 24, 2020), this initiative has been carefully tailored to create a new way of engaging with the Richmond community while being aware of the unique challenges brought about by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

There are two available scavenger hunts in which you can participate – while practicing safe social distancing – with your family, roommates, or on your own. You will also have the opportunity to enter to win museum store discounts and items from participating locations!

  1. Physical Scavenger Hunt: Walk or drive around the Richmond area to locate specific items at participating museums.

    • Download the #RVAHistoryHunt PDF

    • Snap a photo of the object and tag both the museum location and #RVAHistoryHunt on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter.

    • Continue on your journey until all stops are completed

  2. Digital Scavenger Hunt: Access the Digital Scavenger Hunt here. Then, search the websites of participating organizations looking for specific images, facts, or other content to answer the questions for the #RVAHistoryHunt. Once you've found the answer to each question, enter it on the Digital Scavenger Hunt form along with the URL of the page on the participating organization's website where you found the answer. Submit your completed Digital Scavenger Hunt form and pat yourself on the back! 

Questions? Contact esteigleder@thevalentine.org for questions about the physical hunt or nmartorana@virginiahistory.org for questions about the digital hunt.

The #RVAHistoryHunt is a partnership between the VMHC and the Valentine, working together on a city-wide collaboration that brings together over 15 Richmond cultural organizations to present a unique scavenger hunt experience: Historic St. John's Church, Executive Mansion of VirginiaMaggie L. Walker National Historic Site, Preservation Virginia -- Cole Diggs House, John Marshall HouseRichmond National Battlefield Park, MaymontAgecroft Hall & Gardens, The Poe MuseumAmerican Civil War Museum, Children's Museum of Richmond, Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, Library of VirginiaScience Museum of VirginiaVirginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.