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Harvard University, Cambridge

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University / School Historic Site
A center of knowledge and education with a history stretching back to the 17th century, Harvard University is one of the world’s most famous and respected academic institutions. Private tours are available, offering visitors a chance to explore the grounds, and get acquainted with the university’s history and campus life. You can opt for a free, student-led tour, where your guide will provide information about the university and share personal experiences. If you prefer to wander on your own, take a self-guided tour with the help of a downloadable application for your mobile device. Using our custom trip planner, Cambridge attractions like Harvard University can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Spending some time on the Harvard campus is fun for even those who claim no bond to one of the nation's most storied Ivey. Take a walk through the yard, where all Harvard Freshman spend a year before ...  more »
  • My wife and I toured the grounds of Harvard University as part of a tour of Lexington and Concord booked on our cruise ship. Lexington and Concord were fine, but Harvard was nothing special to me...ju...  more »
  • Harvard facilities have interesting places and are a great place to go for a walk surrounded by all types of accents and languages.  more »
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  • Speechless, this university gains the tremendous amount of attention and popularity globally. Marked as one of the must go-to universities. I warn you if you get in, don't you dare drop out. Work hard to get in, pay it off with ongoing effort regardless regrets. This university is seriously no joke. There's no time for you mess up , get it straight and one step at a time. Work hard, you'll be there before you know it.
  • my mother got her master's here. I was 5 years old. I remember her graduation fondly. as an adult I live a full-time life as a creative. i'm a self taught filmmaker and I was able to interview Russell Simmons in the same place my mother graduated from. I have a lot of memories here as a child and it was awesome to come back and create my own..
  • Came here on a field trip. No idea why we came here... But it was fun, nonetheless. Sure can't afford to go here, so it was never in the cards. But it was fun to walk around the campus. I remember the large trees and the brick buildings. But, like I said, I was young.
  • I am a ten year old girl. I love Harvard. I want to pursue my studies there. I am a great student in class and I get straight A's. God will help me to get into that University. I want to become a surgeon. I know I will get into Harvard, I know!
  • It's my dream college and I hope to study here someday! Visiting this is one of the memorable days of my life. I went in winters and the whole place was covered in snow but the air had a distinct smell of intellect :)