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Harvard University

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Address: 1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number:
+1 617-495-9400
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Founded in 1636, Harvard is America's oldest institute of higher learning...

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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My best academic experience I had. But also the snow , winter , facilities , buildings... everything is special in there. The magic is not only in the classroom but also in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Deventer, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Harvard..a place I had some expectations about. Perhaps it's because I'm European but the Harvard grounds just didn't impress me. It was not taken care of well and it looked bare. The buildings are some nice architecture but for me, nothing special. You're not allowed inside the buildings during July and August so plan accordingly! Check it out if you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My best academic experience I had. But also the snow , winter , facilities , buildings... everything is special in there. The magic is not only in the classroom but also in the environment

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Thank JOE M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This campus is beautiful. It's a must see for anyone visiting the Boston area! I like to just walk around and sight see. Lots of interesting buildings, restaurants, and stores.

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The vegetation in sparse winter form, buildings shining on this clear winters day, not many out and about. The library is huge, wonderful in this digital age. The odd canon covered protection against winter and John Harvard braving the chill in brass glory with a very shiny left shoe cap to which I added.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oldest University in the America and one of the best, Harvard represents everything. The campus is huge and very clean. It's amazing to walk and take pictures. Around the campus there are dozens of places to visit, restaurants, cafes, etc. The day I went there was very very cold (-12 celsius), so I could not stay as much as... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Harvard is well known all over the work so it is well worth visiting the grounds and getting a feel for its history. Students will take you on very informative tours and you can also see where Love Story was filmed for those of my age who loved that movie!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful in its own right, not just for the prestige as an Ivy League school. The history and architecture is wonderful.

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Thank NatashaT87
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just took a random Uber ride to Harvard not really expecting to much but it was an crazy thing to see the old building and the size of this place it just blows the mind, if you love taking pictures there is some great architecture here to snap up. The campus was rather quiet as we visited during holidays i... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a trolley bus tour and got off Kendall from where it's 2 short stops to Harvard. We took our daughter and her friend to show them the campus which was beautiful and impressive as expected. The town itself lacked the charm I expected with fewer independent shops and cafes than you normally find in University towns. The inevitable... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Harvard Square is a good place to walk around and see the sights and take some photos, especially a selfie with the Harvard stature.

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