United States Top Sites for History


    Colonial and Revolutionary war history. Includes information on historic sites and people.


    Alternate History Discussion

    The largest alternate history discussion forum on the web, plus a directory of individual scenarios sorted by era.


    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

    Promotes the study and love of American history. Their website serves as a portal for American history on the Web; offers educational material for teachers, students, historians, and the public; and provides current information about the Institute's progr





    National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR)

    Non-profit, women's organization for the descendants of individuals who aided in achieving American independence. Engaged in historic preservation and promotion of education and patriotic endeavor. Links to state societies and local chapters, membership r


    Nhd - Nhd.org

    History education is important. National History Day engages people in history by providing quality materials for history and social studies educators and sponsoring challenging contests that teach students critical skills for the 21st century. With the h


    The History Place

    Informative website focussing on American history from the Colonial period to present-day. Many on-line exhibits include timelines, photographs and famous speeches.


    The People History

    Memories of events, nostalgia, and experiences as recalled by people.


    EyeWitness to History

    Profiles of historical characters and events from ancient times to today, told with the images and words of those who lived it.



    Milestone documents of American history, presented by the National Archives and Records Administration.


    Constitution Society

    Comprehensive collection of constitutional materials, including books, articles, and tools.


    History World

    HistoryWorld describes world history in interconnecting narratives and illustrated timelines. You can search for events by theme, place and year.



    A multimedia history of World War One including the build-up, source documents, timeline, maps, battlefields and battles, weaponry, who's who, memoirs, and vintage audio, video and photographs.


    Yad Vashem

    Israel's Holocaust museum and memorial. Includes information on the museum, its exhibits, collections, resources, programs and publications. Jerusalem, Israel.


    The Victorian Web

    Scholarly resources on a wide range of Victorian topics: political and social history, philosophy, literature, individual authors, visual arts, science, technology, religion, entertainment, and economy. Developed by George P. Landow at Brown University.



    Daily historical facts and events, famous birthdays, world history, music history, and quote of the day.


    Wisconsin Historical Society

    Engages the public with the excitement of discovery, inspires people with new perspectives on the past, and illuminates the relevance of Wisconsin history in our lives.


    MacroHistory: Prehistory to the 21st Century

    A narrative on trends, successes and failures across the ages in power conflicts, religion, philosophy, and political institutions. Also, monthly commentaries with a historical perspective.


    Who 2

    Web searches for information on celebrities. Includes odd groupings of famous people.


    Society for Creative Anachronism

    An international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating pre-17th-century European history. Includes information about membership, kingdoms, events, heraldry, customs, chivalry, news and related resources.


    Axis History

    Welcome to AHF! Axis History is an apolitical site and forum dedicated to the history of the European Axis nations during the Second World War.  Here


    Medieval Life and Times

    Medieval Life and Times Encyclopaedia! Get Medieval facts, history and information about every aspect of Medieval Life and Times. Fast and accurate facts about Medieval Life and Times and the famous people of the Middle Ages.


    World War II Database

    Articles and photos on people, events, ships, aircraft, weapons, and books about WW2. As of January 2009, it has over 6,000 photos!


    Ancient Egypt Online

    Resource featuring information on gods, monuments, hieroglyphs and kings.



    Article and photographs on ancient sites, cities, and civilizations (Greece, Rome, Carthage, Persia, Egypt, Anatolia...).


    Mark Millmore's Ancient Egypt

    This artist offers computer-generated reconstructions of pyramids and temples as first built, along with interactive ground plans and images. Free screen savers, eCard, translator into hieroglyphics.


    Civil War Talk.com

    An online source for free and useful information about the American Civil War, including a community forum and resource center.


    White House Historical Association

    A nonprofit that helps conserve and interpret the White House. The site features virtual tours, history lesson plans, official White House Christmas ornaments, books, and gifts.



    Forum for survivors and their descendants, to promote remembrance.


    History on the Net

    Lesson ideas, historical facts and information, quizzes and games, and relevant links.


    World History for the Relaxed Historian

    World History in a Nutshell. A sum up of historical people and events. An abundance of concise history articles on British, American, and World History. Research tools: Maps, Speeches, Documents, Dictionary.


    Historic Aerials

    Free online access to historic and current aerial photographs. Multi-year comparison tools enable the viewer to quickly recognize historical changes in a specific parcel of land or the surrounding area of a property.


    German Historical Institute, Washington, DC

    A research institute specialising in German and American history and international relations. Information on the institute's work, online reference guides and conference papers.


    Archiving Early America

    Archiving Early America Your Window Into America’s Founding Years For Teachers and Students Archiving Early America provides the in-depth background that allows you to understand this country’s formative years. For free access to our extensive body of