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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Florence, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 NEW

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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Webster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped by the college to see where so many of histories leaders learned and walked. I wanted to "feel" the history, touch it and see why it resonates with so many. Beautiful buildings, nice campus and yes, I felt it.

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burlington, vt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wander through Harvard Yard and feel the spirit of the generations who have attended. It has a world class History Museum and Art a Museum. There's are many cafes, bistros and restaurants outside the bricks walls to discuss your big thoughts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an impressive place, all right! The buildings all have seen greatness, the stories that you feel in every quad and hallway. It's all there. I felt honored just to walk among those hallowed halls.

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Thank YesTheyDid
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was amazing to see such a prestigious school but unless you pay for the tours there is only so much you can see as everything is restricted to members. The area around Harvard was really cool though. A lot of little different kinds of shops. It was definitely neat to see Harvard but I wouldn't go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a view off Cambridge and all it has to offer along with Harvard University itself - WALK! Walk from HSq. through the Yard and back again ... THEN walk along Massachusetts Ave. towards Central Square, have lunch in Central Square and the walk down River Street to the Charles River and circle back to HSq. ENJOY!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place to visit, too many visitors during the peak summer days, parking is a challenge to see this place. Harvard University products are quite steep in their prices, but, if you want to pay that much by all means, traffic is a challenge be ready for this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What's more iconic Cambridge than Harvard Yard? Definitely a must-see if you visit Boston or Cambridge. Venture a bit farther than just the Yard, though, and check out the architecture along the river, and even walk across to visit Harvard Business School. Plan on a lot of walking. There's plenty of restaurants, shopping, and bars nearby if you need a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice tour of Harvard University. It was snowing when we went, but It was nice to walk around the campus.

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