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Harvard University

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Address: 1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 617-495-9400
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Excellent place, excellent school. The school campus is massive. Its like an entire community. It has its own police force and everything else you will need.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent place, excellent school. The school campus is massive. Its like an entire community. It has its own police force and everything else you will need.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

You might have curiosity to visit the world most prestigious university. Don't forget to visit Harvard Yard and the statue of Harvard. The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments is interesting, but it is just opened on weekdays from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We independently toured the grounds. It is a beautiful campus, filled with history, and we felt quite welcomed.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We were walking around Harvard Sq. and my kids wanted to see the Harvard campus. I've walked through the yard many times, but never had taken a tour before. We bought tickets at the news stand in the square and went off for our tour. Our guide was a student named Cormac who was a rising Sophomore. This tour was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Let's revive an old debate. The Yard will look and feel much better if you put some caps on tour crowds and eliminate the spaghetti of asphalt walks. Students and tourists alike can follow rules. Pave some nice paths and ask people to use them. It will look better. It will save more grass. It will make people feel better... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Always wanted to see Harvard and stepped right into the student tours as we got off the subway to Harvard square. the only way to see the campus as the student led tours have all the fun stories. Our guide even sent us to a fun restaurant not loaded with tourists. Actually the campus has\d more tourists than students.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I did not go inside; I just drove by. That said, I got goosebumps knowing I was driving by one of the top 3 Ivy League schools in the US! When I drove by, I saw ivy growing; hence the category of Ivy League School. The ivy does not seem to be present in this pic, however.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

Harvard University campus has kept many of its historical buildings and monuments. It is also a nice place to chill either within the campus or in the surrounding vicinity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great University! It is really worth it to visit this place! There are many beautifull places which one can see.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My first visit to the worlds number one University and I enjoyed it immensely. Old and stately it is a place to be seen.

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