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“Enjoyable Cambridge experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cambridge Historical Tours

Cambridge Historical Tours
Harvard Square, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
+1 617-520-4030
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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).
Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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“Enjoyable Cambridge experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Our tour guide was Henrietta Swan Leavitt. Very cute interpretation and history of this character.
The tour around Harvard in Cambridge was informative and fun.
Nothing boring about this hour tour.
I paid full price $15.00. But believe this is included in the trolley tours?
Well worth it.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“A young woman gave us a very interesting tour or Harvard Square.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

She was very articulate and informative-showed she had a lot of knowledge. The tour guide was charming and authentic. Well worth the time.

Visited June 2013
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Portland, OR
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“Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr leads the way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Oliver Wendall was entertaining, knowledgeable and attentive to his guests. His periodic dress and historical perspective brought Cambridge and Harvard to life. Super entertaining.

Visited May 2013
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Boston
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“Excellent tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

My husband and I took this tour because it was a beautiful day for a walk. We had Joe Kelley as our very informative guide. I learned a lot of fun facts about a city that I worked in for many years. A great way to spend an hour. Highly recommend.

Visited May 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Great tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Our guide, Olivia, gave us an amazing tour! We learned all about the "crimes" that would get you into trouble (ie: belching!), how to (not) tune a bell, the 3 Lies about the Harvard statue (and why rubbing the foot for luck may give you more than you bargained for), and about the first cafeteria food fight. Do this tour and you can truthfully say you paid for your education at Harvard!

Visited April 2013
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