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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

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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Our tour guide, Sara was fun , witty and awesome to listen to.... Parking cost was outrageously high , nonetheless we left happy...

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Our tour guide, Sara was fun , witty and awesome to listen to.... Parking cost was outrageously high , nonetheless we left happy...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very busy but beautiful college campus. Lots of history and people from all over the world. Worth wandering around for an hour or two.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting Harvard was a highlight of our trip to Boston. When you walk through the campus and consider how many people have been influenced by their experience and education here it truly makes it a memorable experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had purchased tickets for the old town trolley tours and they have a stop at MIT, from there it is two stops on the subway system (The T) to Harvard .. There are students waiting outside the station who will give you a tour , I think they charge $12 .. However there is a little kiosk where you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One should definitely try a guided tour to find out some very interesting things about this school, its students, life and relationships with the cities of Cambridge and Boston.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Harvard is full of fun things to do including interesting museums, historic sites, and a stunning library. If you have the time, you can easily spend an entire day on this campus.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on an off-chance really but we walked from central Boston to Harvard. Unlike other universities (understandably) it's harder to just 'wonder around' here. However, the atmosphere is lovely and so is the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Making the comparison between Cambridge in the U.K. and Cambridge Massachusetts was important to us brits especially as my wife and daughter are Cambridge graduates. The Harvard campus was full of historic university buildings and full of little historic corners if not a little younger than some our own university colleges. We enjoyed a wander about working out which building... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What history there is to see here!! So many beautiful old buildings and statues. Great area to do some walking and shopping.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked on line at Harvard Tours, this site is run by students and by booking on line you save a few dollars. The tours leave every 30 minutes from Harvard Square, they bring you through the original university grounds and tell you the history of the university over the 75 minute tour . Our tour guide was a junior... More 

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