Washington DC National Mall

4.5 (8 reviews)
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Play a democracy city game that will take you through the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Take on the challenge and learn about the symbol of America’s democratic government and legislature, while encountering architectural and art masterpieces.

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  • Instagrammable
  • Best for couples
  • Recommended activity for families

Places you will visit


It will take you

85-115 mins

You will walk

5910 steps

Total distance

4.5 km


  • Explore America’s legislative symbols: the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court

  • Quench your thirst for knowledge outside the largest library in the world

  • Escape the metropolitan area and find shelter in the Summerhouse

  • Pay your respects at the memorials of high-profile Washingtonians


You are a famous historian from Yale, tracing the 200-year-old paths of enslaved Philip Reid, who helped sculptor Thomas Crawford raise the Statue of Freedom atop Capitol’s dome. 

You know he was freed when Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, a law that ended slavery in the District. But nothing about his origins, life during slavery, and death. 

You just got an email: “Search for the time capsule. In it are the answers about the man representing generations of African-Americans forced into bondage. Your friend from The Land of The Rising Sun.” Is this a trap or a piece of good fortune? You must find out.

Game route

Starting point Columbus Circle
Washington, DC 20002, United States
Finish point Robert A. Taft Memorial and Carillon
New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States
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Get the app and you're all set

Download it, choose your route and just walk to the starting point.

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  • Discover new places

    As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.



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28 May 2022

Craig Pariso

19 Mar 2022

Meredith Hilleary

18 Mar 2022
thank you for the amaxing journey around the grounds of the capitol

Shaina Az

28 Dec 2021

Allison Giles

08 May 2021


Meredith Hilleary
3576 XP
Benjamin Hartmann
3543 XP
Allison Giles
3537 XP