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Harvard University, Cambridge

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A center of knowledge and education with a history stretching back to the 17th century, Harvard University is one of the world’s most famous and respected academic institutions. Private tours are available, offering visitors a chance to explore the grounds, and get acquainted with the university’s history and campus life. You can opt for a free, student-led tour, where your guide will provide information about the university and share personal experiences. If you prefer to wander on your own, take a self-guided tour with the help of a downloadable application for your mobile device. Put Harvard University at the forefront of your travel plans using our Cambridge sightseeing site.
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  • When in Boston, you must go to Harvard and drive the campus. The campus is very beautiful and lively. It is worth a visit to see this beautiful place. 
    When in Boston, you must go to Harvard and drive the campus. The campus is very beautiful and lively. It is worth a visit to see this beautiful place.  more »
  • Very easy walk. Parking is tricky, look for parking garages, bike rentals available. Wear coat even in the spring, can be windy. 
    Very easy walk. Parking is tricky, look for parking garages, bike rentals available. Wear coat even in the spring, can be windy.  more »
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  • Great atmosphere! Plenty to see and do here. My 13 year old enjoyed walking around this campus and would someday like to attend!!
  • Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1636 as Harvard College and named for its first benefactor, the Puritan clergyman John Harvard, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and among the most prestigious in the world.

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