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Harvard University

Address: 1350 Massachusetts ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 617-495-9400
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Ranked #4 of 42 Attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Owner description: Founded in 1636, Harvard is America's oldest institute of higher...
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Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Houston, Texas
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289 reviews 289 reviews
167 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Went here today to finally see the great Harvard University and it was a nice campus and school to see and I was glad I finally saw it. But not as grand as I would have imagined.

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Peekskill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was my third professional seminar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. It is top of the line in educational experiences!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The dining room looks just like out of Harry Potter. A must see. When I was studying there, I made sure to check out the spots that have been the location of movies, particularly where Love Story was filmed. I was there in 2007 but the drop down menu here won't let me go that back.

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

and I was not let down. It felt magical to be there. plain and simple. The rod iron gates are beautiful and the buildings are beautiful. After a freezing cold walk through the yard we went to a super cute bar in town and had hot spiked apple cider. amazing day. Cambridge is a perfect little town

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Merida, Mexico
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were in Harvard December 31st. There were some tourists but everything was closed. We will be back some day.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Very pleasant place to visit. We like this place. One of the most prestigious university in the world.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to attend a top notch university then if you are in Cambridge Boston try a sunny walk around the campus .As we only had a short time we strolled around but you can also take guided walks , there are some very fine buildings and the central campus is also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This place this worth a visit for the history and prestige if you are already in the area - not a must see if you are considering travelling especially for it. We went for a student guided tour, which I would suggest doing for a good insight. If you miss the times then there are apps and audio guides you... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Harvard area is one of the most wonderful place to be any time! The restaurant, the cafés, the shops, the churches everything look awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

School is beautiful, many spots to take pictures. A lot of restaurants and gift shops to look around.

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