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 →

Antwerp Central Station
1895-1905
Antwerp, Belgium
Chartres Cathedral
1140-1260
Chartres, France
Roman Arena of Verona
c. 20-30 CE
Verona, Italy
Troia Cathedral
1093
Troia, Italy
Bath Abbey
c. 1500-35
Bath, England, UK
Conques Abbey
c. 1030-1120
Conques, France
Bertrand Russell House
1911-16
London, England, UK
Castle Howard
1700-59
Henderskelfe, England, UK
Ben Youssef Medersa
14th cent.; 1560s
Marrakesh, Morocco
Natural History Museum
1873-81
London, England, UK
Peabody Hotel
1925
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Vicksburg National Military Park
1862-63
Vicksburg, Mississippi, 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 →

Ludwig von Beethoven
1770-1827
German Classical composer, pianist
Jesus
c. 4 BCE-30
Henry VIII
1491-1547
Jane Austen
1775-1817
Virgin Mary
b. c. 15 BCE
mother of Jesus
Adolf Hitler
1889-1945
German dictator
Peter the Apostle
c. 1-64 CE
biblical figure, apostle, pope

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 →