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Harvard University

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Address: 1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3800
Phone Number: +1 617-495-9400
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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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Full-Day City Tour of Boston and Cambridge

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Such a pretty walk around campus! The beautiful, historic buildings and crisp falling leaves make it so enjoyable to wander around. My husband and I enjoyed just walking though... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Such a pretty walk around campus! The beautiful, historic buildings and crisp falling leaves make it so enjoyable to wander around. My husband and I enjoyed just walking though and casually taking pictures of beautiful scenery! We had a wonderful afternoon!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is an awe about this place, steeped in history and feels like you are somewhere very special. Must visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There was nothing to really do but walk and that was perfect! The fall leaves were beautiful and we loved the crisp air. Gorgeous buildings!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our tour guide, Sara was fun , witty and awesome to listen to.... Parking cost was outrageously high , nonetheless we left happy...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A very busy but beautiful college campus. Lots of history and people from all over the world. Worth wandering around for an hour or two.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visiting Harvard was a highlight of our trip to Boston. When you walk through the campus and consider how many people have been influenced by their experience and education here it truly makes it a memorable experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had purchased tickets for the old town trolley tours and they have a stop at MIT, from there it is two stops on the subway system (The T) to Harvard .. There are students waiting outside the station who will give you a tour , I think they charge $12 .. However there is a little kiosk where you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One should definitely try a guided tour to find out some very interesting things about this school, its students, life and relationships with the cities of Cambridge and Boston.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Harvard is full of fun things to do including interesting museums, historic sites, and a stunning library. If you have the time, you can easily spend an entire day on this campus.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here on an off-chance really but we walked from central Boston to Harvard. Unlike other universities (understandably) it's harder to just 'wonder around' here. However, the atmosphere is lovely and so is the area.

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