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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 20 October 2018

Pretty buildings and it was worth the visit. But people have different expectations and they should realise that not all buildings are old. Enjoy what is pretty but you might wonder...is that it ? Yes, it is. It is not as extensive as you might...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Olivia M
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We took this tour, which is led by under graduates, and it was worth doing. It lasts for 70 minutes so inevitably is going to be pretty superficial. Nevertheless we got a fair amount of history and tradition and quite a lot of, well rehearsed,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Massive place that’s great to walk around but we didn’t find it as impressive as some of the other famous US Universities. It has a wide mixture of new and old buildings and is set on nice treed estate. You can park outside the main...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

My son really wanted to go see Harvard, so after finding parking, we wandered around. It’s nice, but we would’ve liked a tour giving us more details and history.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

If in Boston a visit to Harvard university is a must. The campus has a special feel. Good if you could join the guided tour. Don't forget to be at the statue of John Harvard and of course touch his shoes

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank snmn4
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

The tour was deceaving as we do not get to visit any inside buildings. Our tour guide Mike was constantly comparing Harvard to Yale university students and putting them down for not getting in. He also mocked some of the architecture which I thought was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Francois G
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Easy to get to heading north on the red metro line. Would be nice to walk around on a clear day. It was raining when we visited so not too comfortable. We found our way to the Smith campus office to join a free student-...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

I had a little look in on Harvard Yard out of curiosity as a tourist in the area and was entirely underwhelmed. Beautiful buildings but it honestly looks like a uni like any other (in no doubt part due to how much it is spread...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AbbyRL
Reviewed 6 October 2018

One of our favourite places on our first ever visit to Boston. Lovely to walk around on an early Fall Saturday afternoon, especially around the Old Yard - lots of people but didn’t seem crowded. Tons of walking tours - neat to listen in and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dogswood
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our wander around Harvard. Definitely a good place to visit and full of history. Beautiful architecture as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
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18 October 2018|
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Response from J8494DQmarkh | Reviewed this property |
No gates, free and open to the public.
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.