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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
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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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This is a great place to visit , not only for all the Wonderful different kind of shops , but also for the architect in that area

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Woburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit , not only for all the Wonderful different kind of shops , but also for the architect in that area

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Waban, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Steeped in history, art, and architecture, the oldest extant university is worth the trip. Do not miss the recently revamped art museums.

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Izmir, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Harvard university has very attractive camus, just near to metro station and welcomes you "Enter to grow in wisdom'. You are so lucky if you attend a programme there, if you are a tourist you should visit the historical campus which is on the Cmbridge side of Boston.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have always wanted to come here and I wasn't disappointed. Very easy to get to by train and covered in lovely snow when we did arrive to make it all the more romantic. If you appreciate history and architecture this should be on your list of things to do in Boston. Child and stroller friendly, even our toddler enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't forget to hit the bookstores! Awesome old building, row house (the water freezing over), the football stadium across the river and the amazing old gates everywhere on campus. Great athletic facilities and the public transportation was so easy!! We took. The bus from the airport with our luggage to the subway. No problem!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was really cool to walk around this iconic university, learn about the history and imagine being able to study there.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was fortunate to visit Harvard Business School when my wife was a speaker there at a conference. So I had the opportunity to sit in one of their larger classrooms [both as a back bencher and later an eager beaver in the front row]. It was an experience I will never forget. And the walk through the campus on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 90 minutes walking around the campus, rubbed the foot of Mr Harvard's statue, sucked up the atmosphere of learning and enjoyed looking at the buildings.

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Florence, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the book store to purchase some gifts to take back to family and friends. They had plenty to select from. We were happy with the lay out of te book store.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being in Boston invites for sure for paying a visit to Harvard. Being in a place having hosted more than 40 Nobel price winners is for sure exciting. You can approach such a visit in many different ways. The hanging out version: Breath the culture, mingle with the students, start conversations, ask what people like, sit just down and enjoy... More 

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