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 hundreds of folks from New England, the Northeast, and beyond!

History Camp Boston

This video overview, shot at History Camp Boston 2019, gives you a sense of what to expect.

And don’t forget to explore recorded sessions from past History Camps located at the bottom of this page.

History Camp Outings

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.

The Pursuit of History

History Camp Boston is produced by The Pursuit of History (TPoH), 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. In 2023, TPoH launched Pursuit of History Weekends, which offers history programming in an intimate, casual setting.

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.

August 9-11, 2023

History Camp Boston 2024

Save the Date—Information and Registration to Come!

History Camp Boston 2023 Image Gallery

History Camp Boston 2022 Image Gallery

Past Presentations from History Camp Boston

New to History Camp? Explore Presentations from Annual History Camps

Explore session descriptions, recordings, slideshows, photo galleries, and handouts from past History Camps. [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! View all our recorded presentations.]

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