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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...more
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1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3800
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Recommend the student led tours which can be booked by the kiosk in the main area outside the gates, this is well worth the money as it includes tickets to the museum as well. Feel inspired as you wander the squares being out paced by...More

Thank Nicky T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had the good fortune to spend a year at Harvard as a chronologically old student; made me feel like I was 18 again. The community is so vibrant with countless opportunities for the public to engage. Exceptional environment as there's something for everybody.

1  Thank Bill P
Reviewed 6 days ago

When we have visitors from other countries or states we always bring them here to let them experience the Harvard U "feel", never fails!

1  Thank VilmaS773
Reviewed 1 week ago

Harvard is one of the popular spot in the Boston area.I started my walk from Porter Square Station.It took 15 minutes to get to Harvard.The campus was quiet.It was very old.According to Wikipedia, it was established in 1636.People were taking pictures at a statue of...More

Thank MarkT4358
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of course unchanged since my last visit 40 years ago. Impressive buildings and atmosphere. Busy but a student buzz. Great book store.

Thank Beatrice H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a lovely place to visit if you have time to stop by. The surround neighbourhood is really nice as well

Thank Amanda V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went into this with higher expectations. We have certainly visited more beautiful campuses. With so much to do in the Boston area, you can skip this.

Thank Marie V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great walk around with daughter Charlotte in March and it was exciting to be at the hallowed educational institution. It did not however seem that there was any historical tour we could do. Nonetheless I was reminded NOT to kiss the shoe due...More

Thank DPL-OZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously a very famous university and brand, and i dropped by for a quick walkabout as i was in the vicinity. Large and nice campus, i was here during the winter break so it was quiet

Thank bcheong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Harvard is in a whole league of its own, making any other college campus look amateur. The campus is truly exceptional. I felt smarter just by walking around and going to the bookstore. Everyone should visit the campus and experience it first-hand.

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12 September 2018|
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Response from Heather K | Reviewed this property |
There are several museums on the grounds of Harvard University that are worth visiting!!! There is one museum just outside of MIT that is also neat. We stayed halfway between both universities so we could play on both and... More
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26 August 2018|
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Response from SONAL M | Reviewed this property |
I do think so. However safer to check their website.
11 June 2018|
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Response from Elfilibusterismo | Reviewed this property |
Same response as Sue’s.