Welcome to Boston—where History Camp was born!

In 2014, History Camp founder Lee Wright was inspired by attending an un-conference and decided to bring this flexible, fun, and affordable model to the history community.

Since then, we’ve taken History Camp to other cities, but Boston remains our largest event, with more than 500 registrants expected at History Camp Boston 2022!

This video overview, shot at History Camp Boston 2019, gives you a sense of what to expect. Materials from past History Camp Boston events, including recorded sessions, handouts, speaker schedules, and photo galleries, are at the bottom of the page.

In addition to the annual event, we have behind-the-scenes tours to historic sites throughout the area during the year. Information on those is immediately below.

History Camp Boston is produced by The Pursuit of History, the non-profit organization that engages adults in conversation about history and connects them with historic sites in their communities and across the country through innovative in-person and online programming.

History Camp Boston Outings

Roughly once a month, History Camp Boston holds exclusive outings to historic sites and history museums and archives. You’ll find information on upcoming and past outings here. Note that registration is required and these often fill up weeks or months in advance.

History Camp Boston Monthly Outing—Old Schwamb Mill Tour

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am EDT

Annual History Camps

Explore session descriptions, recordings, slideshows, photo galleries, and handouts from past History Camps via the links below.

[Please note that we are migrating our vast library onto a single platform and not all materials are yet available—but we’re working on it! History Camp Boston 2019 and 2018 are currently the most complete. Or, view all our recorded presentations.]

History Camp Schedule Update: History Camp Boston 2022 will take place on August 13.

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Banner Image: The Old State House, Boston, Massachusetts. Image Courtesy of Si B (CC-BY-SA-2.0).