History Detectives

History Detectives

Explore the stories behind historic sites, artifacts and tall tales told in cities across the country, with the help of an inquisitive team of fact-finders with an uncanny talent for uncovering the truth.

Recent Episodes

The Chisholm Trail/Harry Houdini Poster/Mckinley Casket Flag | Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, September 10 at 6:00 PM CT

History Detectives | Monday, September 16 at 5:00 AM ET / Monday, September 16 at 4:00 AM CT

Wartime Baseball/Confederate Eyeglass/Howard Hughes' Invention | Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, September 17 at 6:00 PM CT

Vicksburg Map/Coca-Cola Trade Card/Lawrence Strike | Thursday, September 19 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, September 19 at 1:00 AM CT

Show all past History Detectives episodes.

Upcoming Schedule

Vicksburg Map/Coca-Cola Trade Card/Lawrence Strike

55:46 | #403 | TV-G

  • KET2: Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, September 24 at 6:00 PM CT

Alternative Service Certificates/Carolina Mystery Books/Mickey Mouse's Origin

55:24 | #404 | TV-G

  • KET: Thursday, September 26 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, September 26 at 1:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Tuesday, October 1 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, October 1 at 6:00 PM CT

U.S.S. Indianapolis/Highlander Badge/Spirit of St. Louis

55:45 | #405 | TV-G

  • KET: Thursday, October 3 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, October 3 at 1:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, October 8 at 6:00 PM CT

Orphan Film Reel/Chinese Opium Scale/Hermann Goering's Shotgun

55:45 | #406 | TV-G

  • KET: Thursday, October 10 at 1:00 AM ET / Thursday, October 10 at 12:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, October 15 at 6:00 PM CT

Survivor Camera/Alcoholics Anonymous Letter/Tallahassee Mystery Cross

55:45 | #407 | TV-G

  • KET: Thursday, October 17 at 1:00 AM ET / Thursday, October 17 at 12:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00 PM CT

Calf Creek Arrow/Doc Holliday Watch/Black Star Line Certificates

56:46 | #408 | TV-G

  • KET: Thursday, October 24 at 1:00 AM ET / Thursday, October 24 at 12:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Tuesday, October 29 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, October 29 at 6:00 PM CT

Grace Kelly Automobile/Illicit P.O.W. Photos/Mystery Motorcycle

56:47 | #409 | TV-G

  • KET: Thursday, October 31 at 1:00 AM ET / Thursday, October 31 at 12:00 AM CT

Lou Gehrig Autograph/Cleveland Electric Car/Philadelphia Freedom Paper

56:46 | #410 | TV-G

  • KET: Thursday, November 7 at 1:00 AM ET / Thursday, November 7 at 12:00 AM CT
  • KET: Thursday, November 7 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, November 7 at 1:00 AM CT

Superman Sketch/Lost Musical Treasure/Rebel Whiskey Flask

56:46 | #411 | TV-G

  • KET: Thursday, November 14 at 1:00 AM ET / Thursday, November 14 at 12:00 AM CT
  • KET: Thursday, November 14 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, November 14 at 1:00 AM CT

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