1350 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Tours: Feb - May
Mon-Fri 10am, 2pm
Sat 2pm Tours: Jun - Aug
Mon-Sat 10am, 11:15am, 2pm, 3:15pm
Founded in 1636 and named for its first patron, Reverend John Harvard, Harvard University is the nation's oldest institution for higher learning. Visitors can take a free, guided historical tour of the campus and its most famous landmarks. Departing from the Holyoke Center Arcade, the enlightening student-led tour provides a synopsis of the university's history and stops at sites like the Widener Library, Memorial Church, University Hall, Fogg Museum and the John Harvard Statue.
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Best for Sightseeing Because: Harvard University is America's oldest, and with its bustling Harvard Square location allows for a full day/night of exploration.