Stage 3: National Finals

Abe_FNL_sml June 9-12, 2016 – Chicago Amelia_FNL_sml

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 National Finals will take place in Chicago!  Chicago is the Land of Lincoln and the birthplace of the skyscraper, the Ferris Wheel, and deep-dish pizza.  It’s a city chock-full of history, and the perfect home for the 2016 National Finals!



The National Finals is the centerpiece of the National History Fair, a four-day celebration of America’s greatest history students!  Students will compete for the title of National History Bee Champion and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of side events, including the Great History Hunt, National Citizenship Bee, Pop Culture Challenge, Family Quiz Night and ACE HistoryWorld! (more information can be found HERE).



Thursday, June 9:
Morning (9:00-12:30): Check-in for the National History Bowl (team competition)
Afternoon (1:00-4:30): History Bowl Preliminary Rounds
Evening (6:00-9:30): History Bowl Preliminary Rounds / Family Quiz Night

Friday, June 10:
Morning (9:00-12:30): Bee Check-In / US Geography Olympiad
Afternoon (1:00-4:30): Bee Preliminary Rounds / Side Events*
Evening (6:00-9:30): Bee Preliminary Rounds / Side Events*

Saturday, June 11:
Morning (9:00-12:30): Bee Preliminary Rounds / Side Events*
Afternoon (1:00-4:30): Bee Preliminary Rounds / Side Events*
Evening (6:00-9:30): History Bowl Championship Rounds / Great History Hunt

Sunday, June 12:
Morning (9:00-12:30): Bee Championship Rounds / Awards

* Side Events consist of various optional competitions including, National Citizenship Bee, Pop Culture Challenge and Subject Exams.  Students will be assigned a schedule based on which Side Events (if any) they wish to participate in.  More information can be found HERE.



Students can register either by submitting the registration form that they received at the Regional Finals (a copy can be found HERE) or by registering online by clicking HERE.

Payment can be submitted by check, money order or purchase order to:

National History Bee
1701 John B. White Blvd.
Spartanburg, SC 29301



At this point, all hotels are sold out except the Crowne Plaza.  The Crowne Plaza is offering a rate of $139/night and provides a free airport shuttle.  We encourage participants to book as soon as possible, as we expect the Crowne Plaza to sell out soon.  To book the National History Bee rate, use the link below or call the hotel directly and ask for the National History Bee rate.

Crowne Plaza O’Hare
(847) 671-6350


If we can answer any questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call (864-475-1776).