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Boston: Harvard University Guided Walking Tour with Student

1. Boston: Harvard University Guided Walking Tour with Student

Join a student-led walking tour of America's oldest university, Harvard. See the historic campus through the eyes of a student and visit highlights, including the John Harvard Statue and Memorial Hall. Beginning in the heart of Harvard Square, you'll be led into the 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.

Private 90-Minute Tour of Harvard

2. Private 90-Minute Tour of Harvard

Enjoy this 90-minute, private tour of Harvard University for you and your guests! The tour is completely customizable to fit your group’s needs. Throughout this tour, your informative guide – a current university student – will offer a unique perspective of college life at the famed institution, of which 44 current and former faculty members are Nobel laureates. Head to the 25-acre (10-hectare) Harvard Yard, the oldest section of the university, and view the brick facades of the dormitories, libraries, and classrooms. Your guide will point out Old Yard, including Harvard’s oldest standing building – Massachusetts Hall, constructed in 1720 – as well as New Yard. See historical edifices like Memorial Hall, Sever Hall, the Widener Library, and the Harvard Lampoon, as well as the statue of John Harvard – the university’s founder. As you tour the grounds, be entertained by your guide’s stories and Harvard lore – partly scripted and partly shared from personal experience. Learn about the most famous people that attended Harvard, hear historical anecdotes and get an insider’s view on current college life. After a stop at the Plaza, Winthrop Park and Mt Auburn Street in Harvard Square, complete your tour at the Harvard Cooperative Society (coop), the University’s official bookstore.

Cambridge: Harvard Campus Self-Guided Walking Tour

3. Cambridge: Harvard Campus Self-Guided Walking Tour

Explore your way on this self-guided walking tour of Harvard University’s campus in Cambridge. Visit the most iconic spots of the Ivy League campus with the help of an app that functions as your guide, narrator, and map. See animated videos that let you visualize parts of the tour. To start, simply set up the tour guide app on your phone and arrive at the starting point of the tour. Step into the life of a Harvard student and visit the heart of Harvard University's campus: Harvard Square. See and learn about the John Harvard Statue, Widener Library, former dorms of famous alumni like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Natalie Portman, and more.

Ultimate Boston Self-Guided Walking Tours Bundle

4. Ultimate Boston Self-Guided Walking Tours Bundle

Start in the city of Boston and walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War heroes. Hear the story of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride and relive the fight for American Independence with a self-guided walking tour of Boston’s Freedom Trail. Immerse yourself in the stories of the American Revolution, the Boston Tea Party, and the Sons of Liberty as you stroll along Boston’s scenic Harborwalk. Uncover Boston's historic and storied past while enjoying its beautiful harbor views between South Station and Long Wharf. Then, travel to the city of Cambridge outside Boston and explore the heart of Harvard University's campus at Harvard Square. Use the app to take a self-guided walking tour that covers must-see campus sights like the John Harvard Statue, Widener Library, and former dorm rooms of famous alumni like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Natalie Portman, and more. Next, discover Cape Ann with a self-guided driving tour along the scenic waterfront. Enjoy the vistas, beaches, and natural beauty of the New England coastline at your own pace. Visit the famous Fisherman's Memorial, beautiful Beauport, all while diving into the stories of Massachusetts of days past. Continue to Cape Cod and see its quintessential lighthouses and sandy beaches. As you drive, learn more about the Cape’s seafaring traditions, Pilgrim history, and miles of beautiful beaches. From Barnstable to Provincetown, visit Nauset Lighthouse, First Encounter Beach, Marconi Station, and more.

Boston: Harvard & Cambridge University Private Walking Tour

5. Boston: Harvard & Cambridge University Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour of Harvard Harvard University & Cambridge designed to give you a taste of  Harvard life. See the campus, beautiful, gothic Memorial Hall, and charming Memorial Church. Admire the views of other campus buildings, Sever hall, or stroll across the Havahd Yahd. You may even have time to explore the lush Cambridge Common or Harvard Square, a favorite shopping and socializing spot for students. Choose a shorter duration to explore the campus and public buildings. Hear stories from the alumni or stop for lunch or a coffee in Harvard Square. Discover the picturesque town of Cambridge or sample a sweet treat created in this college town inside a big city. Pick a longer duration tour to explore more of Boston, with Harvard and Cambridge. Take part in a Crimson sporting event, venture to the hip Seaport District for Boston Harbor views, or soak in the early American history in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. You can also take some time to see other iconic spots around Boston or taste a lobster roll at the best place in town.

Cambridge: Self-Guided GPS Driving Audio Tour

6. Cambridge: Self-Guided GPS Driving Audio Tour

Start your tour of Cambridge by downloading your app, which functions as a tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Enjoy a tour developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists and stop to watch videos along the way. First, discover Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood before crossing the Charles River and entering Cambridge. Discover MIT and head onto Broadway, where you’ll find some serious history as well as the cutting-edge Draper Laboratory. Pass by buildings built in the 1880s and get your first look at Harvard, as well as a redoubt used by General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Then, see the high school attended by celebrities like Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. See Harvard’s Memorial Hall and the Cambridge Common. In Kerry Corner, learn about Cambridge’s Irish history, before seeing Cambridge City Hall. Pass the First Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King, Jr. attended services, before returning to MIT.

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What people are saying about Memorial Hall, Harvard

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,295 reviews

Frannie war der beste Guide den man haben kann, sehr freundlich und sympathisch, sie macht den Job wirklich gern und man merkt ihr den Spaß an den sie dabei hat. Sie hat uns vieles über Harvard erzählt und stand auch für alle Fragen zur Verfügung.

Nice walk and funny facts about Harvard! But, sometimes the guide started explaining something about a place when not everybody was there yet..

Fantastic experience, Luke is really an amazing guide, good luck with your medical school and have fun!

Great tour and very informative. Guide Cameron was engaging and made the experience interesting.

It was a great tour, interesting and worth the money