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visiting Harvard or MIT

the free tour by the students are not operating during the thanksgiving weekend can we tour them ourselves?

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1. Re: visiting Harvard or MIT

Yes. You can certainly walk around both campuses. Parts of some buildings are open to the public, such as the main building at MIT or the Science Center at Harvard, but most are restricted. Both schools have facilities such as museums, chapels, &c that the public can visit. Guidebooks to Cambridge may have info on what tourists can do.

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so they are generally open all the time? is it worth going around and visit them? or just tour around in boston? we are spending 2 days in boston

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If by "open" you mean that you can walk around the campus, yes. You can do that at any time of any day. or night

Harvard Square and its surroundings, including the Harvard campus, are certainly worth a visit. With only tow days, you have to weigh your options and interests and determine whether you want to sacrifice doing something else in favor of visiting there.

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You can catch the Red Line subway from MIT to Harvard or there is a T bus #1 that goes to Harvard via Mass Ave, there is a bus stop in front of MIT.

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You can download a map and an audio tour for the Harvard campus here:

http://www.harvard.edu/visitors/audio-tours

Even though formal tours may not be available, there is also a company called Trademark Tours that offers an unofficial tour of the campus that many people enjoy.Not sure if they will be operating that weekend but you can check with them: harvardtour.com/tours/…

Most Harvard buildings will be closed to the public, but the campus itself is pretty, and Harvard Square is a lively place with restaurants, bookstores and other one of a kind shops.

The Harvard Museum of Natural History is open every day in November 9am to 5pm except Thanksgiving Day itself (November 22nd). …harvard.edu/plan_your_visit/plan_your_visit…

Harvard Square is easy to get to on the Red Line subway from downtown Boston, and a visit needn't take up more than a half day if you are trying to fit in a lot of sights.

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6. Re: visiting Harvard or MIT

Thank you

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