Three days of history events in and around Boston

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 9–11, 2024

Join 300+ history lovers from across the country for this year’s History Camp Weekend. It’s our tenth anniversary and we expect it will be our biggest History Camp ever, with 50 sessions, authors and history organizations, social events, and special historic site tours. If you love history, you’ll love History Camp.

History Camp Boston 2024 Weekend

Include the History Camp Boston 2024 t-shirt in your registration
Include the History Camp Boston 2024 t-shirt in your registration

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History Camp Boston 2024 Weekend At-A-Glance

Friday
(Evening)
Friday, August 9, 2024, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

2024 Friends of History Camp Reception

Invitation-only reception for 2024 Friends of History Camp. Please join us as a Friend this year with an additional contribution when you register.  Learn more about the Friends of History Camp >

Saturday
(Day)
Saturday, August 10, 2024, 8:00 am–5:30 pm

History Camp Boston

Updated June 19: Sessions announced.

We have more than 200 people registered already and they’re coming from across the country: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Join them and spend a Saturday with some of the most interesting people in history! Register now.

History Camp is a casual conference that brings together adults from all walks of life. By the time we open, there will be more than 300 people from across the country who will gather for 50 sessions, tables from authors and history organizations, merchants, historical re-enactors, and more. If you’ve never been to History Camp, this short video gives you a great overview of the experience.

Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Directions, transportation, and lodging information

Doors Open—8:00 am, light breakfast and coffee/tea served

Program—Begins at 9:00 am

Authors and organizations (2nd floor) and vendors (1st floor)—8:00 am–5:30 pm. Tables can be reserved when you register. These will sell out, so register early. To get an idea of what this looks like, browse the photos from last year.

Lunch—12:15 pm–1:30 pm—On your own or join us for a hot buffet if you select that option when you register.

Sessions—See the Speakers and Session page for this year’s scheduled presentations. There will be 6 – 8 sessions in each hour time slot. A preliminary schedule will be released a few days before History Camp and the final schedule will be in your session guide. Note that you do not need to select sessions in advance.

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Saturday

(Evening)

“Revolution’s Edge” at The Old North Church — Starts at 6:30 pm and requires a separate ticket from Old North. Scroll down for details, including the discount code for History Camp 2024 and a link to purchase your ticket.
Sunday Tours
(Day)
Sunday, August 11, 2024

History Camp Historic Site Tours

Choose from three tours created for History Camp Boston 2024 when you register. Read the detailed information on the Tours page before you register so you’ll know which one you want to choose. (The additional fee for the tours ranges from $30 – $100.) These will sell out, so register early.

Presenting at History Camp The presentations for this year’s History Camp Boston have been selected. View them on the Speakers and Sessions page.
Sponsors and Exhibitors

Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Contact Lee Wright, History Camp Founder and president of The Pursuit of History, the non-profit organization behind History Camp.

Interested in a table for your organization? Or are you an author who would like to sign and sell books? Reserve a table when you register. These will sell out, so register early.

Questions

We’ve included answers to just about every question we’ve ever received in doing History Camp for 10 years on this page and Friends Reception, Saturday sessions, Sunday tours, transportation and lodging, presenting, What is history camp, Friends of History Camp, and Registration. If you have a question that’s not answered there, contact us.

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Speakers and Sessions

Sessions for History Camp Boston 2024 have been published—view the list of 2024 Speakers and Sessions here.


Saturday Night Performance at Old North Church

Old North Illuminated is presenting Revolution’s Edge, a play by Patrick Gabridge, Producing Artistic Director of Plays in Place, at Old North Church & Historic Site. This is the second year for the play. Old North extended a discount last year and several History Camp folks attended.  We heard rave reviews and we are delighted that they are doing the play again this year,  and that they are offering History Camp Boston 2024 attendees a discount.

You may remember Patrick from his presentations at earlier History Camps, including two talks for which video is available, Mount Auburn and Hancock Door, and Blood on the Snow.  Information about his new play, including a short video, is on the main event page for Old North. You’ll find an AP review here.

If you’re interested in attending, you’ll need to purchase a ticket from Old North. Use HCAMP2024 for $2 off per ticket.

A note on logistics for those not familiar with the area: Since History Camp Boston finishes at 5:30 pm and Old North is about a 20 minute walk (recommended unless it’s really raining) or 15 minute ride from Suffolk, you’ll be able to attend the entire day of History Camp and make it to the play. The play lasts 45 minutes. And since Old North is located in Boston’s North End, famous for its many Italian restaurants, after the performance you’ll have your choice of places to eat just steps away.

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