Stage 3: National Finals


At the National Finals, top finishers from each of the Regional Finals challenge for the title of National Champion! We are pleased to announce that the National History Bee’s 2015 National Finals event will be held on the weekend of Memorial Day (May 22-24, 2015) in Louisville, Kentucky. As with Regional Finals, participants will be separated into Middle and Elementary Divisions based on their age.

Qualification / Registration

Participants must have qualified at one of the 2015 Regional Finals. To participate, the qualified students must submit a Registration Form.

Official Hotel

The official hotel for the 2015 National Finals is the Louisville Marriott in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. We encourage all of our participants to enjoy the convenient location and negotiated group rate.


Scholarships and other assorted prizes will also be awarded to top-finishing participants.


The National History Bee’s 2015 National Finals will be paired with the National History Bowl Championship (a team event) on May 24th. The National History Bowl competition is a completely separate competition for teams of students who represent their school.

Friday Fun

The National History Bee will be hosting a series of side competitions and activities on Friday, May 22nd for any National Finals competitors who would like to participate. These events, including the Great History Hunt, will be outlined and explained in the Spring of 2015.



We are pleased to announce that registration is already open for the 2014-2015 National History Bee!

You are just a few clicks away from having your child or student join the intensity and fun of America's greatest history competition REGISTER HERE

Want to see sample questions? Want some suggestions on what to study? Want to see how your students would do in the National History Bee? Check our Resources Page!

    The moderator of the National History Bee in Atlanta read a clue about a giant of American space travel: “This man’s most famous quote is missing an ‘a’ because of static.” Brendan Reynolds’s young mind raced with excitement as he hit the buzzer. “Neil Armstrong!” the 14-year-old bespectacled redhead recalled answering. “I had read that he meant Read More…