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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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Harvard the place of academic gravitas

Walking through Harvard is a stroll through what you expect of a respected university, lots of red brick, students studying or lounging, the amazing Natural History Museums.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Westminster, Massachusetts
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Westminster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Walking through Harvard is a stroll through what you expect of a respected university, lots of red brick, students studying or lounging, the amazing Natural History Museums.

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Leading educational institution in the world. If your child is fortunate enough to get in, by all means go. It is a wonderful experience and offers so much to those fortunate enogh to atten.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

People like to walk around Harvard Yard to soak up the atmosphere. This works best, of course, when the university is in session. In the summer, you might see students who look much too young -- this is not just because you are getting older, but because it is Harvard Summer School, which enrolls many high school students.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The University, being an Ivy League, is something one of us wouldn't like to miss. And when you're already in Boston, don't miss this, it's a few minutes drive from the city. Strolling around and in the campus premises is a good exercise. Walking past the Harvard Square, you'll see inside the campus John Harvard's statue and the Library. Unless... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We took the tour at the hardvard square for 10$, that was very much fun and interesting. But its a pitty you cannont visit one of the buildings from inside

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A beautiful campus full of some of Americas Brightest. I was fortunate enough to see some of the engineering labs and the clean lab in particular. The gardens are well maintained and the architecture is stately. I went into the chapel and library. Beautiful buildings with memorials to those from Harvard that had given their lives. I also went into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful, funny and entertaining, would do it again because there's so much to learn about this amazing school!

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My cousin convinced me that it was worth the bus ride from Cambridge (Lechmere) over to Harvard Square. Although tired, we went one afternoon when we were through sight seeing for the day. I'm so glad she talked me into it. The buildings are just like you see in the movies and the grounds are immaculate. The students are so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We strolled through Harvard Yard for the first time since my daughter graduated. It was bittersweet. Harvard Yard and it's surrounding buildings are very beautifully maintained and just lovely. There was much preparation going on for the upcoming graduating class. We hope to return this summer and take more time to enjoy the yard.

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Texarkana, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A great stroll through the area on a snowy March day. Amazing history & great atmosphere. It was an interesting experience overall, definitely worth seeing.

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