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Harvard "Hahvahd" Campus Walking Tour

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  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Get inside tips from a local
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Harvard "Hahvahd" Campus Walking Tour
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70 minute Harvard tour led by a Harvard student.
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Overview
For anyone thinking of attending Harvard, or for those who simply want a glimpse of college life at the famous university, this 70-minute, guided tour is a must. Get an exclusive account from current Harvard students, who provide key insights into the life and times at Cambridge with a theatrical, humorous flair. Check out the old buildings at Harvard Yard and Harvard Square and learn about the school’s storied past. Illustrated map of Harvard Square included. Choose from several departure times throughout the day.
What to Expect

Meet your guide and group at a location in Cambridge and embark on a 70-minute student-led walking tour of Harvard University, one of the country’s top colleges, founded in 1636. Throughout this ever-popular ‘Hahvahd’ tour, your informative guide – a current university student – will offer a unique perspective of college life at the famed institution, of which 44 current and former faculty members are Nobel laureates.

Head to the 25-acre (10-hectare) Harvard Yard, the oldest section of the university, and view the brick facades of the dormitories, libraries and classrooms. Your guide will point out Old Yard, including Harvard’s oldest standing building – Massachusetts Hall, constructed in 1720 – as well as New Yard. See historical edifices like Memorial Hall, Sever Hall, the Widener Library and the Harvard Lampoon, as well as the statue of John Harvard – the university’s founder.

As you tour the grounds, be entertained by your guide’s stories and Harvard lore – partly scripted and partly shared from personal experience. Learn about the most famous people to attend Harvard, hear historical anecdotes and get an insider’s view of current college life. After a stop at the Plaza, Winthrop Park and Mt Auburn Street in Harvard Square, complete your tour at the Harvard Shop, a student-run souvenir shop.

Reviews (122)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Hahvahd Tour

This Hahvhad tour was one of our highlights on a 3 day visit to Boston! The tour was conducted by a 4th year student (Boris) at Harvard which gave a great insight into student life at the university. In the 70 minute tour Boris discussed...More

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

Thanks so much for your review, so glad to hear you enjoyed!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Franklin is WICKED SMAHT for a Florida kid

No visit to Boston would be complete without a trip to Cambridge to see the beautiful Harvard University. The Harvard Campus Walking Tour did not disappoint and our delightfully witty and informative guide Franklin made sure that we parted full of knowledge and trivia. Highly...More

Thank MrsPowell98
Adam S, Guest Relations Manager at The Hahvahd Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love Franklin - glad he didn't disappoint! Thanks so much for coming, and for leaving this kind review!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Light hearted insite into Havard life for the students.

90 minute tour lead by a current student who explains about the history of Havard and current life as a student. Inform tour which allows you to ask any questions about life as a student.

Thank mfellows521
Adam S, Guest Relations Manager at The Hahvahd Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great to hear the interesting stories

We had a great tour with a young lady, whose name I can't remember, sorry! It was very informative and included some great stories about former students.Hearing more of the history of the university was really interesting, and hearing it from a real student made...More

Thank Paul R
Adam S, Guest Relations Manager at The Hahvahd Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your recommendation! So happy that you enjoyed yourself!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Informative and Fun

Vaughn (hope I spelt it right!) was an enthusiastic guide and it’s always best to hear from an actual ‘occupant’ of an institution. 70 minutes was about right, and we got good insights into the history and quirks of Harvard. Worth doing to get a...More

Thank ASharom
Adam S, Guest Relations Manager at The Hahvahd Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your kind review! So glad that you enjoyed, we'll be sure to pass it along!

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