Guided tour

Boston: Harvard University Guided Walking Tour with Student

Activity provider: The Hahvahd Tour
Guided tour

Boston: Harvard University Guided Walking Tour with Student

Activity provider: The Hahvahd Tour

From US$ 22 per person

Tour America’s oldest university, located 10 km from Boston. Journey through Harvard Yard with a current student and hear tales of the history and culture as you see landmarks and monuments.

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Duration 70 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Soak up Harvard University history as you tour Harvard Yard
  • Get an insider's perspective on Harvard culture from a current student
  • Learn about the most famous people to attend Harvard
  • See major university landmarks including Memorial Hall and Widener Library
Full description

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.

  • 70-minute tour of Harvard University
  • Free illustrated map of Harvard Square and Boston's subway
  • Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs

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Meeting point

The tour leaves from the middle of Harvard Square outside the Main Harvard Redline Subway Station next to The Harvard Shop. (Closest street Address: 1380 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA 02138).

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • Please note:
  • Tours begin outside the Red Line Harvard Subway station (1376 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA)
  • The tour route covers less than 1 mile
  • The route is wheelchair accessible
  • Parking validation is available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1424 reviews

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Excesivamente caro desde mi punto de vista. Por el precio que tiene debería ser más individualizado. Nuestro grupo era de 37 personas. Y según nos dijo el guía, que fue muy amable y trató en todo momento de hacer la visita amena y divertida, normalmente los grupos son más grandes.

March 31, 2023

Our guide Ashley was a powerhouse of knowledge sharing Harvard’s detailed history as we strolled the campus on a beautiful autumn day. *I highly recommend taking the tour as we learned so much about the campus, buildings, culture and notable graduates. Thanks for accommodating us with our wheel chair request. It was greatly appreciated.

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March 31, 2023

So FUN and educational! Molly, a Brit studying engineering, was a fabulous guide. It was an incredibly hot day and she guided the group to shady spots whenever possible. She was full of fun facts and historical information, many told in fun anecdotal way so that the 70 minutes flew by. We learned about how Harvard U began, who Harvard was, how women were treated as students then and now, superstitions and finally, about Primal Scream!

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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 52676