Stage 3: National Finals

The National History Bee’s final stage is the National Finals, which sees students from all across the United States compete for the title of National History Bee Grand Champion! The National Finals are held each year during an exciting weekend of competitions and activities!

Date / Location

The National Finals will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis on Friday, June 1st, and Saturday, June 2nd. Attendees can book their room at the Marriott through THIS LINK. The National History Bee rounds are scheduled as follows:

Thursday, May 31st

Check-In (3PM – 9PM)

Friday, June 1st

Bee Preliminary Rounds (12PM – 6PM)

Saturday, June 2nd

Bee Playoff Rounds (9AM – 11AM)

Bee Championship Rounds (1PM – 2PM)

All students will participate in a series of exam and buzzer rounds on Friday to see which students advance to additional buzzer rounds on Saturday. Rules for the exam and buzzer rounds are identical to the Regional Finals. All participants must Check-In on Thursday (3PM-9PM) OR Friday (6AM – 12PM) in order to pick up their name badge, program, and preliminary schedule.

Students can register via the official Registration Form they received at the National History Bee Regional Finals. The registration fee for the National History Bee National Finals is $150.

Eligibility / Divisions

Students must have qualified via the Regional Finals to be eligible to participate in the National Finals.

2018 National Finals Divisions
Eighth Grade Division (8th Grade)
Seventh Grade Division (7th Grade)
Elementary Division (6th Grade & Under)
Students only compete against other students in their grade division.

Other Activities

The weekend of the National Finals contains a number of other activities for students, parents, and teachers alike!

  • National History Bowl
  • ACE world
  • Sports & Entertainment