A Build-Your-Own-Revolution Tour at George Washington’s Old War Headquarters

Carly Syms - Team Lead for Marketing & VIP Customer Service

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Looking for ways to inspire your company to take on the world, but don’t like your options? Build your own team building revolution!

That’s what we did with a team of nine employees from New Possibilities Group that recently came on a team building tour of the Fraunces Tavern with us.

New Possibilities Group is a creative web and software development company based out of Little Falls, New Jersey. Since their inception 15 years ago, they have worked with a wide range of businesses, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. They design, build, and maintain custom websites and software for companies that need more than just an out-of-the-box software can deliver.

A Custom-Designed Team Building Adventure In NYC

Customization is the name of the game for New Possibilities, and we didn’t think their team building adventure with us should be any different. New Possibilities is constantly creating unique services for their clients to best serve them and that’s exactly how we approached their Fraunces Tavern experience. The team building tour location, subject matter, and activities were all specifically chosen to engage this group of employees and to play to one of their greatest collective strengths – customization.

Here’s how we did it:

The Fraunces Tavern, while also a Revolutionary War museum, is still a functioning tavern, and New Possibilities Group’s evening with us began downstairs with a drink on us. Our guides then led them upstairs to tour through the collections and hear the little-known American Revolution stories, including one about George Washington and how the museum itself once served as the general’s old war headquarters. 

Then it was time to conquer the tavern.

We divided the group into teams to compete for the best revolution. The teams formed their own colonies, wrote their own declarations of independence, and chose their revolutionary leader, living or dead. They then made forts out of toothpicks, marshmallows and party cups, chose a relic that was representative of their leader, and made a flag for their colony that was inspired by some of the designs hanging on the wall of the museums’ Flag Room.

A Fun Team Building Adventure Worthy of a Revolution

That evening, we helped New Possibilities’ team achieve their goal of having a fun night on the town that still incorporated team building goals while they celebrated their group’s successes.

The team had a great time building their own revolutions on their custom tour of the museum!

“[We] had an awesome time at the Fraunces Tavern!” – New Possibilities’ team member

They had such a fun time, they couldn’t help but share their experiences on Instagram:

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@npgroup: #teamNPG pondering the history of New York. #frauncestavern #nyc #history #teambuilding #museumhack
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@npgroup: #teamNPG out in NYC! #frauncestavern #teambuilding #fun #museumhack

 

We’re always looking to hack team building in new ways and our evening with New Possibilities was no different!

Do you have a company event to hack or a team building goal you’d like to reach? We’d love to talk to you about our methods of supercharging events and customizing our tours to meet your team’s needs. Give us a call at 1-800-210-9676 or send us an email at [email protected]

 

 

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