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Harvard University

1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3800
+1 617-495-9400
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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 Stein, composer Leonard Bernstein, cellist Yo Yo Ma and seven U.S. presidents.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful campus” (113 reviews)
“memorial church” (20 reviews)
“red brick” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3800
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"beautiful campus"
in 113 reviews
"memorial church"
in 20 reviews
"red brick"
in 17 reviews
"ivy league"
in 24 reviews
"widener library"
in 28 reviews
"student tour"
in 21 reviews
"free tour"
in 34 reviews
"walking tour"
in 47 reviews
"lots of history"
in 22 reviews
"walk around"
in 28 reviews
"visiting boston"
in 23 reviews
"great tour"
in 31 reviews
"boston area"
in 22 reviews
"charles river"
in 29 reviews
"university"
in 322 reviews
"students"
in 389 reviews
"harvard"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This campus is worth a visit. We took the subway from Boston to get here, and the system was easy to figure out. Once at Harvard, you can tour on your own, or take a guided tour. The old buildings are gorgeous. The Coop sells...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to visit the campus and was great to see so many people interested in the place. The buildings on the outside were mostly brick and the church in the middle was a nice reprieve from the heat. Unfortunately for tourists access to the buildings...More

Thank sitcharliesit
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The university grounds are open to the public. The central area that has the statue of John Hopkins is very attractive with lovely trees and lawns. There are many impressive buildings including the Memorial Hall and the Library.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful stop when visiting Boston area. Historic buildings galore. Beautiful campus and lots to see here for free.

Thank mfbarthe
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went around the campus with a friend who is an alumni. On display is the first ever computer in USA. Another highlight is the statue of John Harvard in front of the big library. A number of impressive looking buildings span the campus.

Thank Krishhere
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Signed up for the 60min tour for prospective students. Our female tour guide (cant remember her name but she was from Cape Coral FL and on diving team) - was phenomenal!!! Answered questions, shared personal experiences and was kind enough to repeat questions for those...More

Thank BethChicago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spending time sitting in Harvard Yard and watching the people, dogs, students, tours is fascinating. You can walk through and enjoy the academia without a tour, but you'll have to guess at most of the buildings unless you can find a map. Recently shared some...More

Thank Amy B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Any fan of Legally Blonde has to go to Harvard. It’s an easy subway ride to see the premier institution of higher education. A summer student institute was happening when we arrived and my daughter got the thrill of a lifetime when they asked if...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Layla was our tour guide and she was great! She was very knowledgeable and always willing to answer your questions. It’s great that students can tell about their own experiences. My daughter loved this tour maybe we will be back in a few years! Kudos...More

Thank Jeffrey W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely campus to walk around (free entry). We parked close by near to all the cafes and bookshop and then had a very pleasant walk to see the campus.

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Azrul1984
11 June 2018|
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Response from Elfilibusterismo | Reviewed this property |
Same response as Sue’s.
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2 June 2018|
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Response from betheeful | Reviewed this property |
If you take tout run by the Harvard students, it's about 2 hours walking by foot, it stops several times on notable sites for info narration.
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Response from uwra | Reviewed this property |
The tours don't enter buildings. You can enter the Harvard University Museums (with famous glass flower models) and the Fogg Art Museum if you pay. The paid tour is run by a private company and is largely done as... More
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