Get your smartphone–we’re on SCVNGR!

Admiral Farragut wishes he had a smartphone to play the new Civil War trek on SCVNGR (ARC 529975).

We’re excited to announce that you can now play with historic records outside the National Archives Building!

The Foundation for the National Archives, the National Archives’ nonprofit partner, has partnered with mobile gaming company SCVNGR to build a game that lets you experience our historic records in the very places where their creators lived and worked.

Find Mathew Brady’s studio, see a now-disappeared canal, and learn about Civil War nicknames by downloading the SCVNGR app (pronounced “scavenger”) on your iPhone or Droid. Then follow the “trek” in an easy walk around the National Archives neighborhood, completing history challenges, earning points, and winning  rewards!

You can even complete certain challenges on the trek to win a special SCVNGR coupon to use for 15% off in our Gift Shop at the National Archives Building.

For more information on how to play, watch the “How to Play” video on

Happy trekking!

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4 Responses to Get your smartphone–we’re on SCVNGR!

  1. Liz says:

    I think the website should be However, that site is blocked by our web filter. Any chance of IT unlocking it?


  2. Jean West says:

    Letters are transposed on the weblink so it doesn’t work.


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