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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3800
+1 617-495-9400
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed walking around the campus - it wasn't what I was expecting at all. I think I thought it might be more grand - but it was still very nice.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tina M
Reviewed yesterday

What an awesome place to visit! It is bustling with students and people enjoying the vibrancy of the stores and all of the tradition that is Harvard. There are great things to see in the Science Hall and other buildings. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank L7497HJmaryr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful to walk back through Harvard Yard and re-experience the energy and excitement. There’s no campus like that at Harvard! It’s a must if you’re in Cambridge!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank wjacksond
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As America’s oldest university it still looks very new and the thought that it all started in 1636 is amazing considering the condition of the area. If you are coming organize a walking tour to get the most from the experience. Local students do a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Karl L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Boston off a cruise ship so time was limited. We had done our homework and looked online for the best way to get to Harvard on local transport. This worked out very easily - bus and train. Called in to the Student...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place. Didn't study there but had a tour and it was just great to imagine that I'm living there :) Great archiecture, lots of students...

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manager was very friendly and attentive to customers. Our server was wonderful. Selection of food was great.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Inez G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an informative tour with , Olivia, a student guide who did a great job! I would recommend a guided tour to anyone visiting this historic and incredible University.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BEP1961
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re touring in Boston, why wouldn’t you go see this venerable 400 year university and take photos on the steps of Widener Library or Memorial Church or at the statue of John Harvard in Harvard Yard? The university’s resources are on full display on...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Julie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's a river between a Harvard undergraduate campus and a commercial school. A building built in 1909 quietly experienced the baptism of years, with its tall Roman columns supports a globally renowned palace of knowledge.

Date of experience: September 2019
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8 September 2019|
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Response from YvonneC820 | Reviewed this property |
Students live on the campus so whether they are in class or not is up to you. What’s the purpose of your visit? A Sunday is likely less hectic unless it’s the weekend for the Head of the Charles Regatta. While the weather is... More
18 October 2018|
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Response from MarkH-WS | Reviewed this property |
No gates, free and open to the public.
11 September 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