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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...more
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1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3800
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Another ticky boxes done,I must say the school ground was scenic,it maybe because it was school break when I visited this place,but then..as a tourist from other side of the world,I feel proud I visited this Prestigious School known worldwide..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank raki17
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is my third time coming here. It is nice to come once in a while. The area is beautiful and with great history.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must if you are planning to be in Harvard square. It’s fun to check the buildings and statue of John Harvard

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had some free time before my return journey so walked to Harvard from the bridge in Cambridge. Took 50 minutes but lovely walk down Cambridge Street from the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel. Buildings have wonderful architecture. Harvard as a campus is vast. It just felt amazing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank markandsian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If possible try to find out if there are any scheduled visits conducted by students. If not take a stroll and see the campus. After you see the main campus, the statue, the library and the freshmen´s Annenberg building go to the MBA campus accross...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Fabian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting the Harvard Yard and the Buildings is a MUST, especially for teenagers. A very inspirational place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yolyni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Harvard whilst staying in Cambridge. It was a bit of a walk to get there but well worth it. We really enjoyed our visit and can recommend it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the red line out to Harvard and then allow yourself a good hour to two hours to wonder around. There are so many great architectural contrasts between ancient and modern to see. Also, it's nice and flat so really comfy to walk around. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EmJayBV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is full of history and facilities that must be seen if you are into anything educational. Easy to see why people want to study here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stressman101
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Had a tour of Harvard, whilst our daughter was attending Yale for a academic competition. The tour was ok, but just a bit disappointed that we didn’t get to see a bit more of behind the scenes.

Date of experience: November 2018
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October 18, 2018|
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Response from J8494DQmarkh | Reviewed this property |
No gates, free and open to the public.
September 11, 2018|
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Response from Heather K | Reviewed this property |
There are several museums on the grounds of Harvard University that are worth visiting!!! There is one museum just outside of MIT that is also neat. We stayed halfway between both universities so we could play on both and... More
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August 25, 2018|
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I do think so. However safer to check their website.
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Manila, Philippines
Please arrange (7 Replies)
Hi everyone, I'm going for a day in Boston and I need help in arranging my itinerary. If someone suggest/ arrange the places I wanna see. Also is it possible for a day? - Freedom Trail Quincy Market/Faneuil Old North Church Old State House museum -Boston Public Garden - Boston Public Library - John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library - Cheers - New England Holocaust Memorial - Black Heritage Trail School: -Harvard University -MIT -Cambridge Univ
May 04, 2017|
Response fromforgotmypword|
There is NO WAY you can see all that in one day. The good news is that the Old State House Museum , FanieulmHall and Old North Church are part of the Freedom Trail. I would suggest this: See the outside of Cheers on Beacin Street. Walk through the Public Garden to the Boston Common and start the Freedom Trail, You can take a slight detour at Fanieul Hall to see the Halocaust Memorial. Finish the Freedom tour but maybe stop before Crossing the Bridge to Charlestown for the Bunker...More
Grand Cayman
Visiting Harvard (6 Replies)
Hello, We will be staying in Boston (downtown area) and we want to visit Harvard and also walk around Harvard Square probably on a Monday or Tuesday by the end of July. Also we are will have a toddler with us. My questions are: - what is the best way to visit Harvard university- I think their tours may be close for the summer. Any advice. - do we need to rent a car tongo from Boston to Cambridge? We will have a toddler so will be easier for us with a car but not sure if parking in...More
July 09, 2018|
Response fromDiva21|
You can take the red line of the MBTA directly to Harvard Square. Sorry, I can't help with tours.
Manila, Philippines
Harvard University tour (1 Replies)
My siblings and I will be in Boston from June 22 to June 25. We are planning to visit Harvard University for a tour. Upon checking their website, these dates doesn't show availability of schedule for tours. Maybe it's still to early to book a tour, but we're trying to fix our itinerary as early as now so we'd know which dates to book our hotel in Boston and in other cities. Does anyone know if we can take a tour around the campus on any of these dates? Also, any suggested itinerary for...More
April 05, 2017|