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 2014 National Finals event will be held on the weekend of June 6-8, 2014, at the Hilton Atlanta. As with Regional Finals, participants will be separated into Middle and Elementary Divisions based on their age.

Qualification / Registration

Participants must have qualified at the 2014 Regional Finals (qualifiers can be found here). To participate, the qualified students must submit a Registration Form.

Official Hotel

The official hotel for the 2014 National Finals is the Hilton Atlanta in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. We encourage all of our participants to enjoy the convenient location and negotiated group rate ($125) of the Hilton during their stay in Atlanta. Rooms can be reserved for that price by clicking here.


The Middle School Champion of the 2014 National History Bee will receive a $5,000 scholarship prize! The Elementary Champion will receive a $1,000 scholarship prize. Other assorted prizes will also be awarded to top-finishing participants.

Team Bowl Championship

The National History Bee’s 2014 National Finals will be paired with the Team Bowl Championship on Sunday, June 8th. The Team Bowl Championship is a completely separate competition for teams of students who represent their school. More information about the Team Bowl can be found here.

Great History Hunt!

From 7 to 9 on Friday evening, June 6th at the Hilton Atlanta, the National History Bee will be hosting the first ever Great History Hunt! The Great History Hunt is part scavenger hunt and part social gathering that gives participants an opportunity to win prizes and meet other history-lovers from all over the country! All participants are welcome to attend! Light refreshments will be served.


5:30pm – 8:30pm Bee Check-In
7:00pm - 9:00pm Great History Hunt!
7:30am – 8:15am Bee Check-In
8:15am - 8:45am Opening Meeting
9:00am - 12:00pm Morning Rounds
1:00pm - 3:00pm Afternoon Rounds
3:30pm - 6:00pm Championship Rounds / Awards
Sunday (Team Bowl)
7:30am – 8:15am Team Bowl Check-In
8:15am - 8:45am Opening Meeting
9:00am - 11:30am Morning Rounds
1:00pm - 2:30pm Afternoon Rounds
2:30pm – 5:00pm Championship Rounds / Awards



We are pleased to announce that registration is already open for the 2013-2014 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!

      A Rochester 11-year-old will be representing Minnesota in the National Geographic Bee in May, and the National History Bee in June. Lucas Eggers, who is home-schooled and the son of Scott and Tiffany Eggers, of Rochester, took first place Friday at the National Geographic Society 2014 Minnesota State Geographic Bee in St. Cloud. Eggers also received a top score Read More…

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