Harvard University, Cambridge

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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. Put Harvard University at the forefront of your travel plans using our Cambridge sightseeing site .
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  • This was a fantastic campus. Took the short tour and was able to get a lot more in depth exploring after that. Bring a camera and it is a must to go in memorial hall  more »
  • We have visited Harvard University on a Saturday. One can move freely (without great control) on the site. Easily accessible by the red line. There are many Cafés to the University.
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  • Spend a pleasant morning at this University that has several buildings and is located in Cambridge. Has a church with an interesting history. We've seen several students on campus. Is one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
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  • Take your time to visit this university. Every school has its own environment well preserved. The library is amazing (tip: get close to the doors and ask to a student around there if he can help you getting into it. Amazing place). Rooms where classes take place are nice and well equiped.
  • It is great. Though it is not perfect, I still think that this place made me feel at home. The other students matched my intelligence, and the professors did their best to make me who I am today- an employee who works at McDonald's.... Just joking!
  • It's quite famous in the world of universities and a fun fact is that it's harder than Harvard to get employed in Apple. Which is the richest company in the world with $923 billion dollars
  • The campus is neat and picturesque and has a welcoming vibe. We were there during the winter break, and while there were visibly no students, there were hundreds of visitors like us, wandering around and taking photos. We stayed for about an hour. The university is conveniently served by a subway station that connects directly to downtown Boston. Lots of food places nearby if you get hungry.
  • The visitors are allowed to enter the campus of one of the world's famous universities and roam around to see how it feels to be within this campus. You will see lot of students roaming around the campus while some are looking for admission. There is a huge library within the campus.
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