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Harvard University

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Address: 1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3800
Phone Number:
+1 617-495-9400
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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Amazing tourist attraction

Harvard has a "sense of place." I was amazed at the number of groups who were clearly just visiting the campus. School groups from other countries visit to see one of the world's... read more

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Sebastian, Florida
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Harvard has a "sense of place." I was amazed at the number of groups who were clearly just visiting the campus. School groups from other countries visit to see one of the world's most prestigious universities. Seeing the buildings from the outside is magnificent. The historic architecture and just being right there--right then--feels authentic.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful campus. Restaurants and shops near by. Street parking. Great for anyone interested in architecture or history.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing campus, buildings and students....alive with energy! My pedometer told me I had walked 7.9 miles If you followed the students, you soon learned where the best food and drinks were available.

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Lake Forest, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I spent a week visiting Boston and Cape Cod and had a day to visit some of our favorite sites in Boston before our flight home to Southern California. Harvard was top of the list!

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst in Boston, MA, I had to make sure Harvard was on my list of places to visit. I strolled the leafy suburban grounds, soaked up the 33°C heat and literally watched everyone go about their business as new students moved in and the grounds were prepped for Antiques Roadshow that was going to be filmed there. The grounds are... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide, Annie was awesome. The tour was fun and full of great historical information, peppered with glimpses of student life.

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Markham, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sure I am not, but I sure felt smarter just walking around the beautiful grounds. Inspiring architecture and the layout of the entire area and nice shops and cafes is fantastic. Worth a visit.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Historical campus with famous central Harvard Yard and many other buildings and museums and library.Grat people watching and hearing languages from all over the world.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a walk about here. It's a beautiful campus filled with a lot of history. There are tours available but we enjoyed just wandering.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No personal attachment to Harvard, but went because it's famous. It was an absolutely gorgeous campus. It feels like a fairytale.

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