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  • Florence S
    Seoul, South Korea33 contributions
    Isabella was a wonderful quide!! I have been to Harvard over 10 times in the past and this was my first guided tour. Insightful stories on the history of Harvard as well as tidbits on campus life as a Harvard student. I was alone, people in my group came with family or alone, from the all over the US, UK, Netherlands, Singapore, El Salvador and South Korea.
    재미있게 봤습니다. 전세계의 관광객이 와서 듣고, 질문도 하는데 타국의 사람들이 궁금해하는 것도 재미있었습니다. 추천합니다. 아, 좀 춥습니다^^
    Written 30 October 2022
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  • Kasia’s Travel
    New Jersey366 contributions
    Impressive amount of art on campus made for a great walk. Some of the architecture is worth paying attention to as well. There is an interactive map available on line that will point you to things worth seeing. Street parking was difficult to find so we left the car in a reasonably priced lot.
    Written 10 November 2022
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  • Odyssey782120
    Seattle, WA63 contributions
    What an extraordinary thing -- hundreds of flowers and their parts all painstakingly crafted of glass. You have to see this to believe it!
    Written 7 October 2022
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  • Adventure Diva
    Manchester, CT1,842 contributions
    From watching the crew teams practice their rhythmic sweep rowing to walking on the esplanade, I enjoy visiting every time I am in town. To enjoy the sights and energy of this area is a New England treat.
    Written 16 August 2022
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  • JJKFETP
    Schaumburg, IL172 contributions
    The museums are quite nice, and I needed a full three hours to make my way through and read many of the object labels. I don't think the young woman behind the counter could have been much pricklier if she'd tried. She provided next to no info, seemed disgusted that I dared to ask a few questions, and later told me after I'd read about public tours (not presented to me as an option) that the first tour had filled up. The other young woman I saw checking people in also seemed far too proud to be a Harvard student or Cambridge/Boston resident, and she was too grumpy to be in her role. One nice space was the café, as the employees there were more than cordial.
    Written 27 November 2022
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  • GimmeSomeSunLondon
    Edlesborough, UK122 contributions
    Always wanted to visit Harvard. The area is clearly student orientated, but now becoming more touristic with the various ‘Harvard Shops’ so you kind buy all kinds of memorabilia. The university itself is beautiful and the gardens surrounding it. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Boston and have time. Additionally there is a tasty Hong Kong Restaurant - good value and tasty food with friendly staff.
    Written 23 October 2022
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  • kupamandu
    Boston, MA4 contributions
    botanical garden, birding site, historical graves -- all in on place.
    pleasant quiet walk in all seasons.
    Written 10 November 2022
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  • William J
    Portsmouth, UK365 contributions
    We used the Charles River bike path during our stay in Boston. It was a little tricky to find for out-of-towners (our opinion) as we hoped to pick it up via Paul Revere park without much success - around the Science Park area there are a number of crossings and limited signage directing users to the path, which could be introduced to help tourists. That said, once we did find it (via the help of a jogger) we had a lovely cycle down to Harvard and back again.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Nancy A
    135 contributions
    This museum is attached to the Harvard Museum of Natural History and one admission fee covers both. It was a wonderful place with things you don't often see in other museums.
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • Jane
    Chicago, IL9 contributions
    Beautiful house full of history and cultural significance. Ranger Kate did an AMAZING job as our tour guide, and brought to life not only the lives of the significant men who lived there (George Washington and Longfellow), but also the families and domestic servants (sometimes slaves) who supported the running of the household. Fascinating look into history - definitely worth the short walk from Harvard Square.
    Tip: you cannot visit the house without a tour. Get there early to reserve your spot. You won't regret it!
    Written 8 October 2022
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  • Gaurav C
    New Delhi, India3,090 contributions
    we went to the mall specifically because my friend wanted to visit the Guess store there...small mall but well stocked...we could not explore the rest of the mall..there was a cheesecake factory on the ground level as well..
    Written 25 January 2020
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  • LBlank-SalinasCA
    Salinas, CA211 contributions
    We spent 4 hours at the Fogg Art Museum on the Harvard Campus and were very impressed with the galleries and holdings. Reservations are necessary; we made ours standing at the museum check-in desk. The Fogg holdings also included those from the Sackler and Busch-Reisinger, so it was not necessary to walk to other nearby buildings. Only disappointment was that the cafe was not open, so plan your refreshments in advance. Overall, our experience was very enjoyable.
    Written 20 September 2021
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  • theuncle2018
    Scottsdale, AZ218 contributions
    I suppose its a must see because everyone was looking at it. And of course touching the foot. All of the greasy oils from people's hands polish it to a shiny gleam. Yuck. Considering the statue's location, everyone passes by so its the tourist attraction that you can't avoid. I did not see anyone pee on the statue but the whole area was dirty.
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • Susan R
    4 contributions
    I love the walk around the reservoir every time I come to Cambridge. Families and runners, dogs and kids, birdwatchers.
    Written 27 November 2022
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  • Hercules58
    Naperville, IL14 contributions
    Fun destination for antique hunting not far from the campuses of Harvard and MIT (and others). Items seemed in good shape and legitimately collectable.
    Written 8 October 2021
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