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Harvard Yard

Cambridge, MA
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Ranked #10 of 42 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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196 reviews 196 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

We took the Red Line transit from Boston to Harvard - less than 20 minutes from central Boston. Harvard Yard is very close to the transit station and was the highlight of my visit to Harvard/Cambridge. Some lovely large old buildings and coloured chairs on the lawns. If you are there in the Fall/Autumn the trees are changing colour and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We came to the Harvard-Yale football game and made a point to walk Harvard Yard during pre-game festivities. I knew Harvard was older (1633) than our country, but we're never told about John Harvard. Fortunately his statue draws a crowd in the Yard and we came across it. Glad to know more about the founding father of this fine academic... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Even if you’re not a student here, the Yard speaks its history to you as you walk around. Take a tour, or not, it doesn’t matter. Sit on one of the terrific, colorful metal chairs everywhere and drink in the uninterrupted centuries passed under these same trees by young people going back so far that George Washington kicked out a... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

There were students, tourist and lots to see. Our tour group was small and the guide was had lived in the area all her life. She had many stories about former Presidents and important people who attended Harvard. Admission was free. If you don't factor in the price of the cruise. Boston is a must see, we'll be going back.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The yard is alive with activities, tourists and nature during all seasons. In the summer and fall lots of people and activities for family fun and nice for romantic walks; in the winter and spring you get great pictures of nature. And if you are from Boston you can get excited about being inside Harvard yard with its rich history... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

University like many others. I don't have any connections to Harvard and never even wanted to study there so it was rather boring for me.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Just like every picture or film made at this place lovely to walk around remembering all the times I had read about this place in a book or seen a film with this at the heart of a character's life

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Harvard Yard area is a feel for the international. So many people from all over the world. The area is so busy and bustling. Watch, listen, absorb. You are in a great place of academia!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

While in town, this is a must see outdoor amenity of Cambridge. Great for people watching. Be certain to criss-cross the yard along one of its diagonals and suck in the experience that too many students take for granted.

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Its really interesting to visit the Yard here. It was the day they were welcoming first year students so it was really fun to see that. I used the Harvard Tour app, which was helpful but I wished it had audio for everything. The sun makes it hard to read, and I wanted to look at more things. Really interesting... More

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