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Harvard University Photo courtesy of Paul Lowry
  • 1350 Massachusetts Ave

    Cambridge, MA 02138

  • Phone: 617-495-1573

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Harvard University is America's oldest University, Founded in 1636 it was named for its first patron, Reverend John Harvard. Enjoy a stroll around the grounds on take the free, guided historical tour of the campus and its most famous landmarks. This student led tour offers an overview of the history of the university while stopping at sites like the Widener Library, Memorial Church, University Hall, Fogg Museum and the John Harvard Statue. With a location like Harvard, visitors can easily enjoy all Harvard Square has to offer when done touring the University grounds. Here you'll find an eclectic mix of those who call Cambridge home roaming the streets including talented street performers, and students enjoying area restaurants, bars, music venues and stores.







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Jessica Polizzotti

Ten Best Logo 03 Local Expert Says:

"Harvard Square is built around the university. Be sure to explore the Square and enjoy food, drinks and entertainment at local hot spots."

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.