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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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A real life Hogwarts

Harvard University is absolutely astounding. The campus is huge, and the history behind the school is amazing. If you are a fan of Harry Potter, then you

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Harvard University is absolutely astounding. The campus is huge, and the history behind the school is amazing. If you are a fan of Harry Potter, then you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds, a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours exploring and taking in the history of harvard.

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Wiscasset, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

For a nice walk after the bustle of Harvard Square, take a walk through Harvard Yard, which is open to the public although most buildings are now by code card only. A real sense of history here, generally food trucks with interesting, inexpensive food on the exterior perimeter.

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Limerick, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Visited museaum with botanical glass display. Was interesting and beautiful. nice campus with grassy area to relax and have lunch

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I just enjoyed walking the campus, and sitting in the chairs under the trees in Harvard Yard at the center. The disappointing thing is that most libraries and exhibits are out of bounds if you don't have a student ID, even just to take a peek. There was a farmer's market today (every Tuesday) on the square that was fun,... More 

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the surrounding areas and it's very beautiful. Lots of tours and individual tourist around.

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Albany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are in Cambridge, the Harvard Yard is a must do. It is a great place to walk around, full of history and fun facts.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I was able to walk from the hotel to Harvard Square on a clear day. Visited Peabody Museum and the "new" (renovated and expanded) Harvard Art Museum. There's nothing quite like a Harvard Commencement. This year Renee Fleming (an honorary degree recipient) sang and Gov. Duvall Patrick, another honorary degree recipient, spoke in the afternoon to the Harvard Alumni Association.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We got free tickets to do the Harvard tour when we purchased our Duck Tour tickets. The tour was really good, definitely worth while to learn about what the different buildings are, the history of the University and get some insider info and perspective as it is the students who take the tour. Joe was our tour guide and he... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I had the immense joy of actually spending a semester here and everyday got to see the awesomeness around Harvard. I was shocked to see that so many tourists actually come here, but it was quite heartwarming as there are so many things to see on campus even if you are visiting. My parents loved spending days at the many... More 

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Address: Address: 1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 617-495-9400
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge

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