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117 FREE History Documentaries That You Can Watch Right Now

Have you decided that it’s high time to take a step back and look at the big picture? Is your teenager sick of your attempts to remember history class in your newly-founded home school? Or are you just desperate to watch a story that doesn’t include a certain word that rhymes with Arizona? Whatever your motivation, we’ve got you covered with a list of 117 History Documentaries. All of these shows are available to watch right now without a membership. Just click the links and press play. Or better yet, find them in the free PBS Video app for your Roku, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV Stick, phone or tablet.  Enjoy!

A medical worker peels off their goggles and looks off-screen.


A water tower labeled "FLINT WATER PLANT".


An archaeologist sits and analyzes rocks in a cave.

Latin America

Black-and-white view of a rocky desert range.

New Mexico

Composite of portraits of Barack Obama and Donald Trump.


Four women smile and pose for the camera in graduation caps and gowns.