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Harvard University

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Address: 1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3800
Phone Number: 617-495-9400
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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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Harvard "Hahvahd" Campus Walking Tour
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Our family of four including two teenagers decided to go see Harvard during a recent trip to Boston & I'm so glad we did. Cambridge itself is a great area with lots of energy... read more

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Malta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our family of four including two teenagers decided to go see Harvard during a recent trip to Boston & I'm so glad we did. Cambridge itself is a great area with lots of energy. Initially, we were going to tour Harvard on our own, but decided to book a tour with Hahvahd Tours which are led by Harvard undergraduate students.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked through the campus and marvelled at the beautiful setting; it must be wonderful to have the opportunity to attend this university.

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Montreal, Quebec
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very Nice area with old buildings and interesting History. Lotd of toung people around their books, working on their things ... good spirit for a teenager... ;-)

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Thank Yves D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its a college of repute and is also a place worth visiting. The architecture, spaces , library etc will leave you transported to a different world..Back to college !

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Thank Priya V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on moving in day so lots of activity going on!! There are walking tours available but we chose to wander around ourselves. Lots of interesting buildings and a good insight into life on campus! Even got to hear the band!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Self guided walking tour takes one around all historical landmarks around Harvard Square. It mainly covers the staying quarters and the huge Widener Library.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great mix of old and young. The place where everyone want to learn and work on self. Stunning huge area with parks, avenues and monuments.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to Boston numerous times and never made it to Harvard so this trip we decided to go. Whilst we were looking at the maps and different tours available we were approached by a gentleman who offered to give us a tour. In return he asked that we pay him what we felt his tour was worth. A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you visit http://www.harvard.edu/on-campus/visit-harvard/tours/audio-tours you can download a series of audio files prepared by recent Harvard grads. That, combined with a walking tour map make for a great combination to successfully tour the university. I highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would highly recommend touring the Harvard campus! It is such a beautiful campus, especially Harvard Yard and the buildings along the river. So much interesting history. The campus has very knowledgable, charismatic tour guides. Well worth the visit!

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