HistoryPointer is your portable copy of the US National Register of Historic Places, over 100,000 sites, buildings, battlefields, vessels, and historic districts of significance in the United States and territories.

Find the sites near you or along your next road trip. Don't miss a detour.

Map gives you your choice of Apple maps, USGS topographic maps, or NOAA nautical charts.

Every history buff needs this app.

What’s New

Version 2.1

Version 2.0 was rewritten completely to use the latest Apple Maps technology, additional map choice from NOAA and the USGS, and contains up-to-date listings from the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places database.

Version 2.1 adds relevant Wikipedia articles embedded in the app. Dynamic Type support is much improved too.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

BAR112 ,

Not bad, but...

I see History Pointer was updated several weeks ago; however, they left out one thing: ability to link to Wikipedia to actually read some info about the places! I can scroll (not easily) around the map to find places nearby. I can click on the pin and see a map view, but that’s it. I would say it’s still not worth paying anything for (got it for free) in this stage. Developers: nice try but please let us click on the “i” and go straight to the Wiki article.

shythead1196 ,

No issues here

I haven’t had a single issue others have mentioned. Yes, there’s information from Wikipedia for many of here sites but that gives you some quick, basic information. Overhead photo is the default, yet easy to switch to Google or Apple maps, Google street view, etc. Great app to find places to visit on a trip or hidden gems in your hometown!

otterman ,

Very informative

I had no idea there were so many listed sites in my own area. I’m not seeing a search function, but just moving around the map in a particular area is interesting.


Harold Mueller
113 MB

Requires iOS 12.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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