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Address: 1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: +1 617-495-9400
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Founded in 1636, Harvard is America's oldest institute of higher learning...

Founded in 1636, Harvard is America's oldest institute of higher learning and one of the country's most prestigious universities. Among the illustrious alumni are civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois, philosopher Henry David Thoreau, writer Gertrude Stein, composer Leonard Bernstein, cellist Yo Yo Ma and seven U.S. presidents.

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Bus then two stops on the T

We had purchased tickets for the old town trolley tours and they have a stop at MIT, from there it is two stops on the subway system (The T) to Harvard .. There are students... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had purchased tickets for the old town trolley tours and they have a stop at MIT, from there it is two stops on the subway system (The T) to Harvard .. There are students waiting outside the station who will give you a tour , I think they charge $12 .. However there is a little kiosk where you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One should definitely try a guided tour to find out some very interesting things about this school, its students, life and relationships with the cities of Cambridge and Boston.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Harvard is full of fun things to do including interesting museums, historic sites, and a stunning library. If you have the time, you can easily spend an entire day on this campus.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited here on an off-chance really but we walked from central Boston to Harvard. Unlike other universities (understandably) it's harder to just 'wonder around' here. However, the atmosphere is lovely and so is the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Making the comparison between Cambridge in the U.K. and Cambridge Massachusetts was important to us brits especially as my wife and daughter are Cambridge graduates. The Harvard campus was full of historic university buildings and full of little historic corners if not a little younger than some our own university colleges. We enjoyed a wander about working out which building... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What history there is to see here!! So many beautiful old buildings and statues. Great area to do some walking and shopping.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked on line at Harvard Tours, this site is run by students and by booking on line you save a few dollars. The tours leave every 30 minutes from Harvard Square, they bring you through the original university grounds and tell you the history of the university over the 75 minute tour . Our tour guide was a junior... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another must do when in cambridge! Highly recommend the student tours to get insight into history, student life and great Harvard stories/myths! Easy to find as tours start at subway exit every 30 mins. Spend extra time to see museums and halls!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently took friends from New York for a visit to the Harvard Art Museums. Everyone loved it. The only complaint was the parking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We undertook a campus tour on a chilly Saturday morning; it was very interesting and informative experience. As one of the oldest colleges, it has quite a history behind it. The campus is relatively small and urban but worth while, especially as perhaps one of the most prestigious colleges in the US

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