History of political convention sites

Both Republicans and Democrats have used Chicago more than any other city for their political conventions since the mid-1800s, and they have focused mostly on sites east of the Mississippi River. Use our map to explore the history of political convention sites. Click on the circles (red for Republican, blue for Democrat) for more information on conventions held in that city.

Click on circles to view year(s) convention held in that city and that year's presidential nominee.

Reporting: Anthony Shoemaker | Map: Kyle Nagel | Published: Dec. 25, 2013 |