Welcome to Go Historic, an encyclopedic travel guide to history, architecture & art.

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Historic Places

Go Historic provides information on nearly 500,000 historic sites, buildings, landmarks and monuments around the world — including the National Register of Historic Places, the Listed Buildings of England, World Heritage Sites, and more. explore places →

Troia Cathedral
1093
Troia, Italy
Conques Abbey
c. 1030-1120
Conques, France
Roman Arena of Verona
c. 20-30 CE
Verona, Italy
Chesters Roman Fort
122 CE
England, UK
Castle Howard
1700-59
Henderskelfe, England, UK
Chartres Cathedral
1140-1260
Chartres, France
Hannah and Eliza Gorman House
1857-66
Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Cassington Church
early 12th cent.
Cassington, England, UK
Ruvo di Puglia Cathedral
13th cent.
Ruvo di Puglia, Italy
Melrose Abbey
1136-46
Melrose, Scotland, UK
Chesters Museum
1895-1903
Humshaugh, England, UK
Peabody Hotel
1925
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Historic Figures

Go Historic contains profiles of over 200,000 people, including famous historical figures like artists and emperors as well as non-famous folks of genealogical interest. Profiles include places lived, works, timelines, images, related people and more. explore people →

Henry VIII
1491-1547
Jane Austen
1775-1817
Charles Dickens
1812-1870
British author
Charlemagne
747-814
Abraham Lincoln
1809-1865
American president
Leo X
1475-1521
Florentine Catholic pope
Ludwig von Beethoven
1770-1827
German Classical composer, pianist
Barack Obama
1961-
American president

Historical & Art Topics

All entries on Go Historic are tagged with a controlled vocabulary of topics that incorporates the high-quality content of the Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus. explore topics & terms →