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Harvard University

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Address: 1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
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 Campus Walking Tour and Admission to Natural History Museum

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We had Gianna, she was awesome. She was very energetic and animated. Great tour. Highly recommend this tour She made the tour funny and interesting !

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had Gianna, she was awesome. She was very energetic and animated. Great tour. Highly recommend this tour She made the tour funny and interesting !

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Harvard is a must do if you are in the Boston area. But go visit with a tour guide. They'll tell you so much more. Buildings don't have the sense of Agra and history that you get if you see Oxford. But the tour guide can tell you so much about the area. Widener hall in particular was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Harvard Yard is beautiful. The student led tours looked very popular and entertaining. Nice for a stroll through in the summer sunshine

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow! Our tour guide made our experience at Harvard one of the most memorable guided tours during our 2 weeks stay in the US. The walk through the yard, the funny stories and the amount of history she shared with us made us all feel smarter and wished we had had the opportunity to attend Harvard! If you are in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museums - in particular, natural history - are spectacular. The glass flowers and animals are fascinating for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We literally only walked past, but such beautiful buildings and surrounding scenery. Oh and we stopped off for coffee on campus. I have no idea what the name of the place was but the coffee was great

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Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went the Harvard Museum of Natural History what a place well worth checking it out .The place had every animal it seemed on this plant and the meteor collection was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Harvard University was founded in 1632 and is the oldest center of learning in the World . It is rated the best university in the world ahead of Yale , Oxford and Cambridge . It is located on both sides of the Charles River and in a beautiful setting and same for the buildings housing 11 faculties , 21.000 students... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

During the past 6 summers I've had the opportunity make my way through Harvard Yard on my way to and from class. I'm always struck by just how early the tours get going, and how many people are on campus. Early mornings are my favorite, as it's quiet, shady and very few folks are around. The chairs around the Yard... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very historic school. My wife and I went on a Sunday evening to check out university and its community. It was very busy with other tourists. Was not that exciting, but something to do.

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