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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...more
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1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3800
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So much to do and see here. Lovely old architecture and fabulous art, history galore, libraries, and nobel prize winners, guided tours available.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank June W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Kennedy School at Harvard hosted the India Conference; the meeting rooms and auditorium were well located and had excellent audio visual presentation capabilities. Very well planned event.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the oldest institution of higher education in the US, Harvard is a beautiful place to go to school as well as to simply visit when in Cambridge/Boston...especially in fall and spring months when the weather tends to be nicer. Great deal of history and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Harvard’s campus is historic and interesting enough but as a destination of its own accord it can be pretty underwhelming. It looks like a college campus because so many college campuses were based on the same model. You can see it in a half hour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

I have seen so many images of Harvard on movies that when you get there and realize it is not such a big deal, you get a little disappointed.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 8, 2019

It was crazy to think that I was on the campus of the best college in the world. It was winter time when we went. Very nice campus.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

It is well worth the visit to this prestigious institution that is known and respected around the world. The campus inspires awe, the buildings beautiful, the neighborhoods fascinating, the programs meaningful...

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

We had the Pleasure of having Freshman Shoty as our guide. She brought the campus history alive! A must tour!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Another ticky boxes done,I must say the school ground was scenic,it maybe because it was school break when I visited this place,but then..as a tourist from other side of the world,I feel proud I visited this Prestigious School known worldwide..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank raki17
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

This is my third time coming here. It is nice to come once in a while. The area is beautiful and with great history.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from J8494DQmarkh | Reviewed this property |
No gates, free and open to the public.
September 11, 2018|
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Response from Heather K | Reviewed this property |
There are several museums on the grounds of Harvard University that are worth visiting!!! There is one museum just outside of MIT that is also neat. We stayed halfway between both universities so we could play on both and... More
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Response from SONAL M | Reviewed this property |
I do think so. However safer to check their website.