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Harvard University

1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3800
+1 617-495-9400
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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 Stein, composer Leonard Bernstein, cellist Yo Yo Ma and seven U.S. presidents.
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“beautiful campus” (113 reviews)
“memorial church” (19 reviews)
“red brick” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3800
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"beautiful campus"
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"red brick"
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"ivy league"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A group of perhaps 50 gathered to be led by a student around the university buildings. A reasonably interesting explanation including comments on the lack of meritocracy when nepotism wins and some history. No inside visits to the Library or such. You could do the...More

Thank Philip L
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the Hawhvad walking tour. Although we had booked a mid morning slot online, we were accommodated on an earlier start that suited us. Max was our student guide and he pitched his presentation to our mixed group of all ages and nationalities so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m very happy that we stopped by Harvard but it was not a must see for me. Our visit was abbreviated, we walked the Harvard Yard, got our picture taken with the John Harvard Statue and walked around a bit. I am glad a I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There was too much to see, too many places to go, and much too much to do. We toured the Old Yard, the Harvard Yard, Widener Library (including the restricted stacks), Lamont Library (brought back memories), Memorial Church, Sanders Theater, Annandale Hall, the (new) Science...More

Thank LBlank-SalinasCA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Though it is to be respected for the education it is providing its students, Harvard is not much to look at, which a supreme disappointment to me and my family. I expected it to be like the quaint college campuses seen in movies, but it...More

Thank snooze56
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely area with some stunningly beautiful buildings. The place feels full of history. There are lots of free tours and paid tours here. Get here early to book onto one of the free tours. We did the official free tour from the Harvard Information Centre....More

Thank MrMrsHappyR
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For anyone with an academic interest, and even for those without, a stroll in the Harvard Yard is mandatory. Don't forget the picture in front of Widener Library (and forget the statue...)

Thank El_Profe_57
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Harvard campus for the first time. Really enjoyed walking in the campus on a beautiful sunny day. Dogs are out. The School of Design has impressive space and facilities!

Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the subway from Cambridge very easy take the green line to Park then change to red line, cost $11 return for 2 seniors. Young lady at sub station helped us organise ticket. You can take a walking tour from Harvard Square 1+ if you...More

Thank Eastos
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Harvard a dream come true for anyone .. we were here for my husbands selp graduation and oh I got a wonderful tour of the vicinity .. some incredible libraries and dorms and science museums all we went it’s amazing..’

Thank kanikasinghania
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Azrul1984
June 11, 2018|
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Response from Elfilibusterismo | Reviewed this property |
Same response as Sue’s.
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Rowena F
June 2, 2018|
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Response from betheeful | Reviewed this property |
If you take tout run by the Harvard students, it's about 2 hours walking by foot, it stops several times on notable sites for info narration.
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Lavy10
April 29, 2018|
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Response from uwra | Reviewed this property |
The tours don't enter buildings. You can enter the Harvard University Museums (with famous glass flower models) and the Fogg Art Museum if you pay. The paid tour is run by a private company and is largely done as... More
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