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Harvard University

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Address: 1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
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+1 617-495-9400
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Founded in 1636, Harvard is America's oldest institute of higher learning...

Founded in 1636, Harvard is America's oldest institute of higher learning and one of the country's most prestigious universities. Among the illustrious alumni are civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois, philosopher Henry David Thoreau, writer Gertrude Stein, composer Leonard Bernstein, cellist Yo Yo Ma and seven U.S. presidents.

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A Visit Worth Making

When in the Boston area, a visit the Harvard University is well worth the effort. Perhaps one of the best known institutions of higher learning in the United States, Harvard is... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

When in the Boston area, a visit the Harvard University is well worth the effort. Perhaps one of the best known institutions of higher learning in the United States, Harvard is full of history and traditions. Walking around the impressive campus, particularly with someone who graduated from Harvard, is a real treat.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch across the street @ Grafton Street Cafe (I think that was the name). Walked around without an official "tour", but would love to do that sometime. We walked into the Math/Sciences building and saw the giant IBM computer that had the first ever "computer bug". We later saw a sign saying we weren't supposed to be inside... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a walk round Harvard's Iconic campus. Boston has some great architecture. Well worth a jaunt if that's your thing.

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Odense, Denmark
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited Harvard Yard on a guided tour and it was really interesting to hear the stories about and history of the university. I was especially impressed by the social responsibility the university shows by funding students that cannot afford attending and the separation of the academic from the economic abilities. I can truly recommend a visit to Harvard.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For the history alone and those famous faces that have walked these halls, at minimum a quick visit to the buildings is a must see. Stop by and touch John Harvard's toe is a must along with a visit to the bookstore across the street. If you want to see the school in action, catch it during the afternoon class... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Harvard university is really a must see place in Boston! It's not allowed to get into the buildings but nonetheless it's great to visit it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Harvard is a short train ride from downtown Boston, and to me, it was worth seeing the school grounds and being surrounded by smart young people, some of whom are likely to become future world leaders.

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New York City
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Guided tours are the best way to know Harvard. You can pay for a tour or do the college sponsored information session if your child is considering Harvard.

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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great campus to visit, even better to study! I even met my wife while studying our MBAs, and now have my two kids studying their undergrad degree there. Beautiful campus and fantastic facilities.

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Olot, Spain
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One a life you have to go and visit Harvard! It's an open university. You can enter in the Campus and visit different buildings. You will have the feeling that from this moment you can create your future! Harvard inspires future! :)

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