Harvard: 70-Minute Harvard Tour

Harvard: 70-Minute Harvard Tour

From $19.50 per person

Tour America’s oldest university, located 10 km from Boston. Journey through Harvard Yard with a current student and hear tales of the history and culture as you see landmarks and monuments. Include an optional visit to the Natural History Museum.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 70 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Soak up Harvard University history as you tour Harvard Yard
  • Get an insider's perspective on Harvard culture from a current student
  • Learn about the most famous people to attend Harvard
  • See major university landmarks including Memorial Hall and Widener Library
Full description
What better way to see Harvard than through the eyes of a student! This tour is a 70-minute student-led walking tour of America's oldest university, designed to be a funny and educational journey through Harvard's campus. Beginning in the heart of Harvard Square, you'll be led into historic Harvard Yard by an enthusiastic Harvard student. Enjoy the sights while your guide entertains and inspires with tales of Harvard history and personal experience at the university they call home. You'll get an up-close look at major Harvard landmarks including Johnston Gate, the John Harvard Statue, Memorial Hall, and Widener Library. You'll even become privy to a few Harvard secrets along the way! Whether you're a student visiting colleges or a family on vacation, the Hahvahd Tour is undoubtedly the top way to see Harvard. Enhance your Harvard tour experience with admission to the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
  • 70-minute tour of Harvard University
  • Free illustrated map of Harvard Square and Boston's subway
  • Taxes
  • Admission to the Natural History Museum (if option chosen)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    The tour leaves from the middle of Harvard Square outside the Main Harvard Redline Subway Station next to the Out of Town News Kiosk. (Closest street Address: 1376 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA 02138).

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Video recording

    Know before you go

    • Please note:
    • Tours begin outside the Red Line Harvard Subway station (1376 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA)
    • The tour route covers less than 1 mile
    • The route is wheelchair accessible
    • Parking validation is available
    • If you choose to add admission to the Museum of Natural History, you must pick up the voucher from the local partner's managers at the start of the tour
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    4.6 / 5

    based on 772 reviews

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    I really enjoyed the tour around the Harvard Campus and our Tourguide was very Kind and funny. I like that the Tour is given by a Harvard Student which makes it more interesting and gives you more funfacts about the University than just basic facts about its history. Me and my friends enjoyed it really very much, thank you:)

    January 30, 2020

    The Hahvahd Tour was one of our favorite things to do while in the Boston area. This is not your "stuffy" drone of information you can find on other tours. Makayla (hopefully I spelled that right) was our guide. She was quite witty and very personable. For only going into her sophomore year at Harvard she was extremely knowledgeable about the history and semantics of Harvard. You would think she was conducting this tour for 3 or 4 years she was that good! She took time to answer any of the groups questions with ease and humor and provided many anecdotes about student and campus life. We couldn't have been any happier with our tour with her. She was that awesome!!!

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    August 15, 2019

    We were in the area doing prospective student tours with the area universities but as it was a holiday weekend, Harvard wasn’t offering any tour directly. This was our second choice but just as informative and, I’m sure, much more entertaining. Cole is a 5th Harvard senior who was well trained to give the regular speech but was very open and honest about his experiences as a student. We had a great visit and would recommend this to anyone, prospective student or not.

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    July 6, 2019

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