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“Played on the field!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Harvard University

Harvard University
1350 Massachusetts ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-9400
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Ranked #6 of 47 attractions in Cambridge
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Dallas, Texas
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“Played on the field!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We showed up and walked around the campus and then the softball team practicing let us come onto the football field! Awesome experience!

Visited August 2013
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“Amazing campus and history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Loved all the history and wish the library had been open. Also loved the local area..Harvard square. Great brunch places! Make sure to walk across the river to see the Harvard Business School and buy your attire from one of the student managed stores! Just ask. Wonderful area. Easy T Line access.

Visited August 2013
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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“A Must Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Harvard may be an almost untouchable university for most people as far as acceptances go, but who says you can't enjoy the gorgeous campus of the first university in the United States.

We enjoyed an entire evening chilling and strolling around the oldest part of the university. You can sit around on the chairs, or have picnics on the lawn.

My kids ran around and enjoyed some of the artifacts and statues that are placed all over the place.

I'm a big fan of visiting Universities, and this one has been one of my favorite ones so far. And maybe the scholarly atmosphere rubbed off on my kids too.

Visited June 2013
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Detroit, Michigan
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“Student tour was great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We got a great tour from a Harvard student for only $10. They are standing around at the train station exit with maps to give away for free even if you don't want to do the tour. We had only a short time there so it was great to hear the history of Harvard with all the funny insider information that you aren't going to get by wandering around. There are no buildings open to the public, so it is an outdoor tour, but still well worth it in my opinion. I don't blame them for keeping their buildings closed to the public. Make sure you hear the Conan O'Brien story!

Visited August 2013
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Dearborn, Michigan
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“Beautiful campus”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

After visiting the campus, I had to research WHY everyone wanted to touch the left foot of the John Harvard statue. It was what I expected...just for luck! I also discovered online that the statue was created by the same man that did the Lincoln memorial in Washington, DC. And that the statue has 3 lies... Cool history to discover!

Visited August 2013
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