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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 http://www.scvngr.com/.

Happy trekking!

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Comments

Comment from Liz
Time October 17, 2011 at 12:34 pm

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

Hilary Reply:

Liz, we’ll ask them now. Hopefully they will unlock it!

Comment from Jean West
Time October 17, 2011 at 3:07 pm

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

Hilary Reply:

Sorry about that! We’ve corrected it in the text.