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Harvard "Hahvahd" Campus Walking Tour

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  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Get inside tips from a local
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Harvard "Hahvahd" Campus Walking Tour
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70 minute Harvard tour led by a Harvard student.
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70 minute Harvard tour led by a Harvard student.
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Overview
For anyone thinking of attending Harvard, or for those who simply want a glimpse of college life at the famous university, this 70-minute, guided tour is a must. Get an exclusive account from current Harvard students, who provide key insights into the life and times at Cambridge with a theatrical, humorous flair. Check out the old buildings at Harvard Yard and Harvard Square and learn about the school’s storied past. Illustrated map of Harvard Square included. Choose from several departure times throughout the day.
What to Expect

Meet your guide and group at a location in Cambridge and embark on a 70-minute student-led walking tour of Harvard University, one of the country’s top colleges, founded in 1636. Throughout this ever-popular ‘Hahvahd’ 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 to attend Harvard, hear historical anecdotes and get an insider’s view of current college life. After a stop at the Plaza, Winthrop Park and Mt Auburn Street in Harvard Square, complete your tour at the Harvard Shop, a student-run souvenir shop.

Reviews (125)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great visit

A great tour from a Harvard undergard student’s perspective. It is an hour and a half long, you do not go inside the buildings but rather walk around (bring your coat in the winter) and are offered interesting and fun facts about Harvard. Madeleine was...More

Thank Cinthiaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Recommended

Enjoyable, informative and interesting. Guide was Sean. Recommended to all interested in the history of Harvard as told by a current student.

Thank willmi15
Adam S, Guest Relations Manager at The Hahvahd Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great to hear, I'll be sure to pass on your kind review to Sean!

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Hahvahd Tour

This Hahvhad tour was one of our highlights on a 3 day visit to Boston! The tour was conducted by a 4th year student (Boris) at Harvard which gave a great insight into student life at the university. In the 70 minute tour Boris discussed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank MurphyJones37
Adam S, Guest Relations Manager at The Hahvahd Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thanks so much for your review, so glad to hear you enjoyed!

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Franklin is WICKED SMAHT for a Florida kid

No visit to Boston would be complete without a trip to Cambridge to see the beautiful Harvard University. The Harvard Campus Walking Tour did not disappoint and our delightfully witty and informative guide Franklin made sure that we parted full of knowledge and trivia. Highly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MrsPowell98
Adam S, Guest Relations Manager at The Hahvahd Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

We love Franklin - glad he didn't disappoint! Thanks so much for coming, and for leaving this kind review!

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Light hearted insite into Havard life for the students.

90 minute tour lead by a current student who explains about the history of Havard and current life as a student. Inform tour which allows you to ask any questions about life as a student.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mfellows521
Adam S, Guest Relations Manager at The Hahvahd Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience!

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