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Harvard University doesn’t really need any introduction. The private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1636 and since that time, its history, influence and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. It’s listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and it’s a U.S. National Historic Landmark District.

On this exclusive Harvard campus tour, meet the guide and students who will provide an inside look at college life in Cambridge and start this 1-hour walking tour of the university.

Begin at Harvard Yard, an area of just over 22 acres that’s enclosed by fences with 27 gates. Not only is it the oldest part of the campus, it’s also the center of its history and the crossroads of its modern-day campus with dorms, libraries and classrooms. Check out Old Yard with Harvard’s oldest building, Massachusetts Hall. Then head to Harvard Square near the center of Cambridge, with everything from bookstores, coffee houses, fine dining and pizza to old theaters, public art, street performers and world-class music.

Finally, if you'd like, choose to explore the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the public face of three research museums: the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Harvard University Herbaria, and the Mineralogical & Geological Museum.
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For anyone thinking of attending Harvard, or for those who simply want a glimpse of life at the famous university, this 1-hour guided tour is a must. Get an exclusive account from Harvard students, who provide key insight into the times at Cambridge. Check out the old buildings at Harvard Yard and Harvard Square and learn about the school’s storied past. After the walking tour, explore the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
  • Harvard University walking tour
  • View historical buildings around Harvard Yard and Harvard Square, such as Massachusetts Hall and Memorial Hall
  • Learn about university life from a Harvard student guide
  • Hear theatrical anecdotes and tips about current student life
  • Choose to also see the Harvard Museum of Natural History (if option selected)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A must, not only worth a visit!

We went on the tour with online-reservations by TripAdvisor. Easy to reach from Boston‘s City center, we had been caught by a thunderstorm and were already wet to the bones before the tour started. Nevertheless, Moe, our Tour guide, not only entertained us perfectly but...More

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Adam S, Guest Relations Manager at The Hahvahd Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your thorough review. Sorry to hear you got caught in the rain, but I'm happy you still got a fun Hahvahd experience! We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Moe!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour!

We had Leila and she was great!! Very informative and just the right amount of time. Everyone was very friendly and answered all the questions. Definitely a must if you are visiting Cambridge!

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Adam S, Guest Relations Manager at The Hahvahd Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awesome! Thanks so much for this great review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Interesting Tour for Multiple Age Groups

I recently took the "Hahvahd" Tour with my 16 year old daughter and 76 year old mother-in-law and we were all enjoyed the experience. Lyla was sweet and funny. She shared interesting anecdotes about the history of the school and its famous graduates. She also...More

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Adam S, Guest Relations Manager at The Hahvahd Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awesome, sounds like a great and full day in Cambridge! Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience! Thanks so much for your review

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Wicked Smaht

My wife and I took this tour and it was was quite enlightening. Ronia and her dog were our tour guides. As dog lovers, we loved that Ronia brought her adorable dog with her on the tour. Ronia, who recently graduated from Harvard, was very...More

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Adam S, Guest Relations Manager at The Hahvahd Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your kind words, we love Ronia and Zoe too! Thanks again for taking the time to write!

Reviewed 8 July 2018

I took a walk around the campus on the 4th of July weekend. I was unimpressed by the campus as the grass needed cutting and litter was all around the place. What I found even more shopping was the number of homeless people. What a...More

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Adam S, Guest Relations Manager at The Hahvahd Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy Harvard Square or the look of the campus, but it doesn't sound like you took our tour! If you did, please let us know if there's anything we could have done to have improved your experience. If not,...More

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