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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 26 July 2018 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
Reviewed 22 July 2018

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
Reviewed 22 July 2018

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
Reviewed 22 July 2018 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

Thank Chickelbuck
Reviewed 19 July 2018 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
Reviewed 17 July 2018

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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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Lots of history in a really beautiful setting. Walk around yourself or take a tour. Lots of good and pricey food nearby as well as the bookstore. It was a great option on a beautiful day. Surprised by the beggars in the square.

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

If you already walked the Freedom Trail and have some extra time, Harvard is probably your choice. We took a taxi from Boston and arrived to the University in 20 minute. You can walk the whole campus on your own or take the guided tours,...More

Thank adrianlmarano
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Walked around the campus. Lovely area but cannot get into any building if you are not a student. Bookstore and shirt shoos are off campus.

Thank Nina S
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

It's a 15 min drive to Harvard by Uber. Well worth it. A self contained township. Worth a visit. Rich heritage structures in the university. Tatta is a sweet cafe opposite the main gate. TripAdvisor tour is good to take. It's at Harvard square. Right...More

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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.