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Harvard Walking Tour
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  • 1 hour and 10 minutes

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 continue to 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.

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.

Price

Harvard Tour
Adults Over 65 years old Children between 4 and 17 years old Children under 4 years old
US$ 14
US$ 11.50
US$ 11.50
Free
Harvard Tour + Natural History Museum
Adults Over 65 years old Children between 4 and 17 years old Children under 4 years old
US$ 24
US$ 21
US$ 21
Free

Harvard Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 14
  • Over 65 years old

    US$ 11.5
  • Children between 4 and 17 years old

    US$ 11.5
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

Harvard Tour + Natural History Museum

  • Adults

    US$ 24
  • Over 65 years old

    US$ 21
  • Children between 4 and 17 years old

    US$ 21
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

1 hour and 10 minutes

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

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.

Ticket

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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes (most areas are accessible).

from
US$ 14
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Harvard subway station

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.