Clio - Discover Nearby History

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About this app

Discover nearby museums, monuments, historical markers, and landmarks. You can also create a walking tour or simply go for a walk or drive and discover nearby historical landmarks, museums, and historical markers near your present location.Each entry and walking tour is created by local historians, universities, historic sites, and museums. Please visit our website to learn how you and your organization can add new entries.

No matter where you might travel, there is history here when you use Clio! Enjoy a detour from a road trip and take the next exit to explore history. Enjoy our New York City walking tours, San Francisco walking tours, explore New Orleans history, or try any of our 200+ walking tours that serve as city guides wherever you might travel in the United States.

Clio is non-profit and free for everyone. Thanks to donors and authors who create entries and walking tours, Clio gets a little more educational each day. If you would like to help, please visit our website at and/or send us an email at Anyone can create an entry (subject to review) and all donations are tax deductible.

Clio offers special accounts for institutions and collegiate instructors so that they can create entries with members and students. Clio gets a little better each day thanks to this partnership with libraries, historical societies, local experts, and academic historians. Together, we are building a comprehensive, dynamic, and interactive map of American history that reaches each of us where we stand.
Updated on
May 11, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
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Ratings and reviews

105 reviews
Olivia Zarilla
December 18, 2020
Clio is a phenomenal tool for in-person and virtual travel. In the midst of COVID-19, it has provided an immersive experience that puts the user in the location they've chosen to explore; I feel as though I've personally visited so many places I've never stepped foot in. For the places I have traveled to, the app has given me new ideas of what to check out, and the walking and driving tours make it easy to follow a map. This app would be great for classrooms and educational institutions.
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Susan Parks
February 14, 2021
Like an interactive time machine- I rarely write reviews but this app is exceptional. I have enjoyed many of the walking tours and discovered historical sites and monuments and historical markers in New York City, Chicago, Cleveland, and all throughout my home state of Ohio. This app is perfect for history lovers and also revealed hidden gems like museums.
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A Google user
February 24, 2020
I've been able to use this app as a consumer and as an educator--my students can see their research skills put to use when they create and add entries to Clio. I have found the app easy to use in both instances.
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What's new

Fixes crash when opening tours on certain devices.