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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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Harvard Campus Walking Tour and Admission to Natural History Museum

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Visited this university as a teenager in our party wants to go to school here. We are all completely WOWed by the beauty of this place and how spectacular it is. (If you are a... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited this university as a teenager in our party wants to go to school here. We are all completely WOWed by the beauty of this place and how spectacular it is. (If you are a tourist go to the Harvard coop for all sorts of Harvard souvenirs!)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very nice guide called Abel and we enjoyed the tour. He made it very interesting and had some good stories to tell. We would like to have seen more of the buildings and inside the library but the tour was outside only. We were a little underwhelmed actually but it was definitely worth doing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a taxi over to Cambridge and although you can get the students to give you a guided tour we walked around on our own and it was interesting and awe inspiring. There are students all over the place this time of year because it was orientation week so it was a perfect time to get the 'feel' of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walk from the bus stop to the Natural History Museum through the main part of the campus. We like the museum, the glass flowers and the dinosaur and whale exhibits.

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Malta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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 4 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 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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 6 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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