History

Travel to the past with the best history stories, from Ancient Rome to World War II. The Archive has the history stories you crave, from military sagas to exploring the New World.

Queens, New York is Home to a Hidden Civil War Fort

Originally designed to defend the East River, Fort Totten is now open to the public.

The Unbelievable Tales of History’s Most Unlikely Victories

These three battles shaped the fate of the world—especially because their results were so shocking.

The Fascinating Folklore Origins of Santa Claus

We’ve all heard of the jolly gift-giver—but how did he come to be synonymous with Christmas?

9 Intriguing Facts about the Boston Tea Party

Every American knows about the tossed tea that sparked a revolution—but there's more to this story than what you learned in third grade.

Mitsuo Fuchida's Fascinating Life Story Winds From Pearl Harbor to the Pulpit

Once one of America's most noted enemies, Fuchida converted to Christianity in later years and spent decades preaching across the United States.

Own a Piece of History With the Oldest Log Cabin in America

Live in the wonders of the past with this historic log cabin.

A Canadian Officer Rescued the Real Winnie-the-Pooh

The beloved children’s book character was based on a real-life black bear cub.

The Strange, Centuries-Long History of Ski Troops

From 1200 to 2020, soldiers in the Northern reaches of Europe have strapped on uniforms, guns ... and skis.

Inspiring Quotes About Leadership From History's Most Beloved Leaders

Re-center yourself with some of history's most moving thoughts about leadership.

Explore the Past with Today's Best History Podcasts

Hit rewind with the year's most engaging podcasts.

Beyond Pearl Harbor: 5 Times the U.S. Was Attacked at Home During WWII

World War II extended beyond Europe, northern Africa, and the Pacific Theater...

These Gifts Will Make History at Your Next Holiday Gathering

Whether your holiday plans involve an inordinate number of Zooms or a carefully planned gathering, these history holiday presents won't be left in the dust.

Jewish Resistance Fighters Pulled Off the Largest Prison Escape of WWII

In October 1943, 300 Jewish prisoners escaped the heavily guarded walls of the Sobibor extermination camp.