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Cambridge tour

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Cambridge tour

We'll visit Boston for Labor Day weekend and probably will go to Cambridge on Sunday. We would like to book the tour with major sights that would be interesting for us and our 6 years old son. Ideally, we would like to book private guide, but open for all options. Please share your recommendations. Thank you!

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1. Re: Cambridge tour

I would just ride the red line to Harvard and walk through the campus to see the museums, which when I was little we just always referred to as the "Peabody Museum":

http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/on_exhibit.html

https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/

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Cambridge is pretty much known for Harvard & MIT. Harvard area has some tour companies. I have not personally taken any of them, but here are some that operate in the Harvard Square area -

Harvard Tours - http://www.harvardtour.com/

Cambridge Historical Tours - http://cambridgehistoricaltours.org/ -- They have private tour option.

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I'm not sure that a tour would offer anything of interest for your 6 year old son, but street performers in Harvard Square might.

I'd suggest just taking the T to Harvard Square, get a picnic lunch to eat down by the river and watch the boats, walk around Harvard Campus, maybe visit the Harvard Museum of Natural History, get an Ice Cream from Herrell's, check out Harvard Square street performers, visit "The World's Only Curious George Store"

MIT is also in Cambridge but its campus is spread out and not as quaint and historic. That area of the city is not as interesting or lively.

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I heartily agree with thomas144 and Christnp2's suggestions, with the exception that Herrell's ice cream closed its Harvard Square location in 2009, so you should try one of the other ice cream or frozen yogurt places in Harvard Square. My favorites are Lizzy's on Church Street and J. P. Licks on Mass Ave. The Harvard Museum of Natural History has a collection of taxidermied animals that are a little creepy but also fascinating to most young people. My kids have also enjoyed the rocks and minerals collection there and the Native American dioramas at the attached Peabody Museum. Cambridge is not as suited to seeing by car or tour bus as it is on foot, because parking is limited and all of the main sights around Harvard Square are easily walkable from the Red Line subway station. The Hahvahd Tour referenced above is a good walking tour of the main area of the Harvard campus that is irreverent and fun; there are also official (and free) walking tours from Harvard's information center. http://www.harvard.edu/visitors/tours

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