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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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If you have the possibility to visit Boston, you cannot miss visiting this beautiful place. It just takes 10 minutes by subway from the center of Boston.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Montevideo Department, Uruguay

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

If you have the possibility to visit Boston, you cannot miss visiting this beautiful place. It just takes 10 minutes by subway from the center of Boston.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The visit to the Harvard University was inspirational and memorable. We took photos of ourselves touching the shoe of the statue of Harvard who contributed generously towards founding the great institution which is nearly 500 years old

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Motor City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We took our high school age children to Harvard and MIT for info sessions and tours - all in one day. MIT was nice but Harvard was excellent - the info session was insightful, led by an admissions counselor and 2 current students who gave their opinions, answered questions and had a rapport with the counselor that made it engaging.... More 

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Mendham, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We love walking through Harvard Yard when visiting friends in Cambridge. I am hoping the history and prestige of being in the environment inspires my teenage daughters! Great places to eat in Harvard Square and several outstanding museums throughout campus.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The student information lecture was fabulous and inspirational. Followed by student led tour that was just so-so because we didn't get to go inside any of the buildings. Student tour guide was energetic and informative. Biggest complaint is the severe lack of public restrooms on campus. You have to go across the street to the campus center and wait in... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a spectacular university with beautiful old buildings...and some less beautiful new ones. Best to take a free tour with a current student which leaves from the center of the square near the subway entrance. Lots of history to learn and the students do a great job.

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Kampala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Attended a course at the Havard Business School. Was very impressed at the professionalism and the facilities which are modern and provide a conducive study environment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If visiting Boston, make sure to leave room for the beautiful Harvard campus. We signed up for a guided tour, lead by one of the student, and it was truly lovely. It was fascinating to learn about Harvard's history and to catch a glimpse of life on campus, daydreaming about how it would have been to be lucky enough to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

So beautiful. So full of history. Such a prestigious University. I found it inspirational to poke around in some of the buildings and walk the campus of our country's first College. If you love US history and/or visiting various institues of higher learning, then this is theplace to go!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I was in a tour group when I visited the campus. As such, we only got to see 'highlights' of the place--Al Gore's dorm room, etc. A very nice campus. I would have liked to spend more time strolling around.

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

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