Discover the most distinguished university in the world with this guided walking tour around Harvard. You'll come across its most important sites and get to know student traditions. Learn more about Harvard and its 'Veritas' motto!
Harvard Walking Tour
We'll meet at the Harvard subway stop at your selected time. Here your tour guides, current students, will take you to the symbolic Johnson Gate which is one of the campus entrances. Welcome to the best university in the world!
We'll stop in front of the statue of John Harvard, who was the university's first benefactor. If you want to feel like a student at this prestigious Ivy League university, then you'll have to carry out the tradition of touching the statue's foot for good luck. Obama, Kennedy and Roosevelt are amongst those students who did!
Next, we'll go to the Memorial Hall, a Victorian building built in honour of the Harvard students who fought during the American Civil War. The tour will then pass by the Widener Library, the largest on campus. Did you know that it contains over three million books?!
Then, we'll admire the Memorial Church and the Harvard Lampoon headquarters, a student magazine first published in 1876. Important writers and editors, including John Updike and Conan O'Brien wrote their very first extracts for the publication.
Finally, a must-see is the emblematic Winthrop Park where we'll finish the tour after an hour and 10 minutes.
Natural History Museum
When you book the Harvard Guided Walking tour, you can select the option that includes entry to the Natural History Museum. Here you'll encounter animal exhibitions from all over the world and learn about evolution and planetary science as told by Harvard students.
The Natural History Museum is open Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm.
This guided tour is carried out in English, but at Harvard there are written translations in Spanish, Chinese, German, French, and Italian free of charge.
Guided Tour of Harvard & MIT
Complete your experience visiting another of the USA's most famous universities with our combination Guided Tour of Harvard & MIT.
Over 65 years oldUS$ 12.49
Children between 4 and 17 years oldUS$ 12.49
Children under 4 years oldFree
Harvard Tour + Natural History Museum
Over 65 years oldUS$ 21.99
Children between 4 and 17 years oldUS$ 21.99
Children under 4 years oldFree
1 hour 10 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Entry to the Natural History Museum (depending on option selected).
Map of Cambridge and Boston.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Yes (most areas are accessible).
Harvard Subway Station.