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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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Full Day City Tour of Boston and Cambridge
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Harvard Campus Walking Tour and Admission to Natural History Museum

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The history make it worthwhile.

We visited on he advise of our daughter who had visited a year ago. Plus trip advisor gives Harvard a good rating. It wasn't as wow as we were expecting but the tour guide was... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited on he advise of our daughter who had visited a year ago. Plus trip advisor gives Harvard a good rating. It wasn't as wow as we were expecting but the tour guide was excellent and the history of the place, the library story and the statue info made for a very interesting hour. The buildings were beautiful and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited the campus and took a 2hr walking tour. It was easy to get to. Take the red line train about 4 stops from downtown. It took about 10-15 mins and the train arrives just under Harvard Square. As a tourist attraction it didn't meet my expectations but i still enjoyed it. Having been to oxford and cambridge i... More 

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wasn't my favorite stop, but I'm sure I'd feel differently if we took an guided tour and heard stories and history. Only had an hour to walk around, and that was enough for me. Lots of foot traffic and tourist and the place shows it... yikes!

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Thank Dan S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was good to go and have a look around this famous campus. Plenty of sights and the natural history museum was interesting. The nearby shops are pretty good too so it's worth making your way out to Hahhhvard.

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Thank Nas F
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took the campus tour (which was led by the students, I forgot the name but I think there's only one. The stall is on the island in Harvard Square) with my friends and we had an excellent experience. The tour guide was Justin, he was funny and awesome!! The way he narrated the whole tour was on point, he walked... More 

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Herriman, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So much fun and Melissa, our guide, was awesome! I loved her and her stories and personality. I just wish that we could have seen inside some of the buildings, especially the library.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful campus. It seems never ending. Old buildings and the museum of natural history is right there ( around the corner from Harvard law school ) there were several food trucks in the square and people playing a giant chess board. We walked around in awe for about an hour and saw there were several Tours. We learned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Harvard - anyone here OUGHT to study; even research is study. And it's costly UNLESS the brilliant in-demand student gets 'a free ride' from the University

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to check out the campus and man I was really disappointed by the grounds. So ugly, good luck finding any flowers or anything pretty to look at. The grass was not even well kept. You would think they could spend a little money on landscaping. There were tourist everywhere, we did fine without joining a tour. If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took a one hour free tour of Harvard that took us through Harvard Yard. The tour provides interesting facts and historical information, and allows you to go into some of Harvard's many beautiful buildings. To take the free tour, go to the Richard and Susan F Smith Campus Center located at Mount Auburn and Dunster St.

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