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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 12 Activities in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Storytellers in Top Hats and Hoop Skirts (though rarely both at once) will tell you all the weirdest, funniest, saddest, and most fascinating stories... more » Owner description: Storytellers in Top Hats and Hoop Skirts (though rarely both at once) will tell you all the weirdest, funniest, saddest, and most fascinating stories around Harvard, Old Cambridge, and the newest history being made in Cambridge. Enthusiastic humor and great stories allow us to entertain nerds, clowns, scholars, and skeptics. Guides are local actors with years of storytelling experience, and an infectious love of history, art, and science. You will leave wondering why everything isn't taught this way. Cambridge Historical Tours offers Historical, Hysterical Tour of Harvard, the Cantabrigia Tour of Old Cambridge, Harvard Square Ghost Tours, Harvard Square Pub Crawl, Innovations of Cambridge (Kendall/MIT) Tour regularly, as well as offering Private tours anytime you'd like to schedule one. Private bookings are also available in French and Spanish (subject to guide availability). « less
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  • French first
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English first
CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a newly launched tour and is not to be missed if you are in the Boston area. It is an absolutely fascinating guided walking tour through Kendall Square with a fun and extremely knowledgeable guide who shared amazing facts in a conversational tone. Our guide let us into buildings where state of the art, up to the minute... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I'm not sure I would have appreciated the Harvard Yard without a guide. Our guide was absolutely phenomenal. Tons of interesting info and humour! Thanks for the great tour.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had a great time with our in-costume guide Daniel (can't remember the name of the historical character he played during the tour). 75 minutes around Harvard Yard, lots of funny and informative anecdotes. Moreover our guide spoke with a clear and distinct english accent which made it easy for the group to understand. $10 plus tip, a good value.... More

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Fine tour of Harvard Square area, traveling through almost hidden walkways and back routes to hear about historical figures from Puritan days through Colonial times, Civil War era and into the early 20th century. Our guide was knowledgable, friendly and passionate about his stories. Quite a lot of walking, though he kept us in the shade on a 91 degree... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

When my family and I got to Harvard, we didn't know what to do or see. Rather than wandering around aimlessly, we joined this tour to get a better understanding of the Harvard campus. The tour with Alice Longfellow was full of interesting fun facts. It was a beautiful day for a walk outside and it was slight over one... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our tour guide was Irving Colpack (a newsboy from way back who got a scholarship to Harvard). The tour was enlightening, and it was a gorgeous day. Fascinating facts about Harvard, too. Irving was a lot of fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a great guide for this tour. Very interesting tour with great insight on Harvard and the surroundings.

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Montclair, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stumbled upon two dapperly dressed young men just outside the campus and quickly realized a Cambridge Historical Tour was going to give us a much better feel of Harvard than my husband and I wandering around aimlessly with our two boys. Our tourguide, "Henry James", was knowledgeable, charming and had great insider stories about life on campus. He was... More

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Seminole, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was the best ghost tour we have ever done! We have done ghost tours in St. Augustine, Savannah, Tampa, & Cape May. This one blew them away!! Great mix of Harvard history and spooky graveyard stories! If there was a sixth star, Bubbles would get it!!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have visited Boston a few times over the past 20 years or so. I had never been over to Cambridge during that time. I wanted to learn about this historical town and Cambridge Historical Tours was able to provide that learning experience. They made it fun and interesting, all while keeping the groups attention. All along the way I... More

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