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Cambridge Historical Tours

Harvard Square, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
+1 617-520-4030
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Ranked #1 of 11 activities in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Tour Harvard, Harvard Square, and Old Cambridge!Learn the most captivating, hilarious, and occasionally bizarre stories in nearly 400 years of Harvard... more » Owner description: Tour Harvard, Harvard Square, and Old Cambridge!Learn the most captivating, hilarious, and occasionally bizarre stories in nearly 400 years of Harvard and Cambridge history from guides in period clothing. Exhaustive research and enthusiastic humor allow us to entertain history buffs and restless children alike.History is made of great stories. Let us tell them to you.Tours begin right outside the Harvard Square T. Look for the guides in top hats and hoop skirts! « less
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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I loved this on-foot tour of the Harvard Yard area around Cambridge city. Our guide's character was George Santayana. Our group was pretty small, only about 15 people. The guide had a lot of thrilling stories to tell and kept us involved in the history of the sites we were visiting. He was very aware of historical events and the... More

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Somerville, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I have been on several of the Historical tours, and I was excited to learn they had the new Innovations tour. We met at the T stop in Kendall and our guide described the development of this area that went from a bog to an industrial site to the home of cutting edge R and D research companies and MIT.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This review is for the Historical and Hysterical tour of Harvard...it was not informational, poorly done, and rushed. Our tour guide was not a student and had maybe a dozen old anecdotal myths about the university but not much else, not many historical facts at all. For the money paid we felt like this was a very poor value. Harvard... More

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Wyoming, Michigan
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Beth, our guide, was a bit soft spoken, but she made up for it with her tremendous knowledge! She was a teacher for years and it showed. A great, engaging tour!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very disappointed to have travelled out to Harvard on a particular day to do this tour only to discover that they don't do tours if it rains. The rain had been heavy in the morning but it was an improving sort of day. As we are Scottish we never let rain stop a day out! My advice is to do... More

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

"Henry James" gave us a lively and humorous tour in and around Harvard square. My mother and I had a great time listening to some choice stories about the antics of the Lampoon, the history of the buildings (only the interesting bits), and the founding of Harvard. Even though it was stifling, our guide kept our minds off the heat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was a great, lively and enjoyable presentation of the history of the city! Witty and sophisticated :)

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Mississauga, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our tour guide, Annie, knows her stuff. Feel sorry for her "uniform" in this hot and humid day, but she still managed to entertain us with history. Nice.

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Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A friend read about the new Cambridge Historical Tour of Kendall Square/Technology Square in the Globe and suggested we take it together. We've both lived in Boston for many years and know a bit about the area's history, but the Technology Square tour was eye-opening in dozens of ways. Daniel, one of the CHT founders, was our guide, and blew... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Loved this walking tour. It was one of our favorite things we did in the Boston area. Our guide was excellent, informative and entertaining. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone.

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