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HARVARD Campus Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour for iPhone & Android

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Pass By: Johnston Gate, 1465-1483 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

The Johnston Gate is one of the several entrances to Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This is the first gate ever built at Harvard and by far the most famous. It was constructed in 1889.

Pass By: Harvard Hall, 1465-1483 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Old Yard:

this is the middle of the yard and it is called the old yard. Harvard was founded in 1636 but it was not called Harvard College at the time. It was founded by the Massachusetts Bay Colony and it actually didn't get its name, Harvard until two years later, when a wealthy man by the name of John Harvard passed away and donated money, land and his entire book collection.


Pass By: John Harvard Statue, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

The statue was cast in 1884 by Daniel Chester French, the same artist who cast the statues of sitting Lincoln in Washington DC. He was a very renowned artist and this is actually the third most photographed statue in the United States after the Statue of Liberty and the Lincoln Memorial.


Pass By: Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St Between Cambridge and Kirkland Streets, Cambridge, MA 02138-3003

A lot of people think that this is a church. It is actually a secular place that happens to very much resemble a church. It was built in 1870 as a memorial to the Harvard affiliates who lost their lives during the American civil war.

Pass By: Memorial Church, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

The memorial church was constructed in 1932. Any student, faculty or staff who fell in battle is memorialized in the church here. This is a new yard and it is used as the area of convocation.

Pass By: Widener Library, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Harry Widener was class of 1907 and this library opened in his memory in 1915. The library holds over 6 million books-that is over 50 miles of books! You could run two marathons inside the library and not pass the same book twice! It is a huge and extensive collection and because most of the collection is underground, it leads to a very insensitive story at Harvard.

Pass By: Harvard Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

This is the Harvard Science Center. The Ford family donated the money to build it and as you can see, there are many floors and levels to the science center. It is said that technology gets more complex as the floors rise.

The students jokingly say that since the technology gets more complex, that must mean that the higher up you take your classes in the science center, the more intelligent you are.
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Departure Point
Johnston Gate, 1465-1483 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Departure Time
5/1/2019 - 10/25/2021Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Duration
1h
Return Details
Boylston Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Inclusions
  • SELF-GUIDED GPS AUDIO WALKING TOUR APP & ONE TIME PASSWORD for iPhone & Android
  • Please allow 30 minutes for the system to activate your password.
  • Live GPS Map with route to follow.
  • Professionally curated and narrated audio stories and pictures for each attractions
Exclusions
  • Parking. Rental vehicle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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