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Harvard University, Cambridge

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Must see · University / School · Historic Site
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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  • Good times at Harvard University campus. Centrally located. East to get and navigate. Plenty to do. Lots of souvenir stores, restaurants etc  more »
  • Interesting campus, heavy on the colonial architecture. Nice quads to picnic on. No tours yet but I can imagine the history is outstanding.  more »
  • Beautiful place to visit. I had never been here before and was able to tack on to a tour group. Stunning buildings and so full of history!
  • Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with about 6,700 undergraduate students and about 15,250 postgraduate students. Established in 1636 and named for its first benefactor, clergyman John Harvard, Harvard is the United States' oldest institution of higher learning.[9] Its history, influence, wealth, and academic reputation have made it one of the most prestigious universities in. It has often been cited as the world's top university by most publishers.

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