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 1553 reviews

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Was a very nice and informative tour! Would recommended! In summer bring a sunscreen and a hat, the tour is completely outdoors. I really like that the meeting spot is just when you go upstairs from the subway, so also easy to find for someone without internet in the US ;)

May 22, 2023

Dylan thank you for this tour this morning ! It was so enjoyable and special. Thank you for all your knowledge, the anecdotes and the jokes, it really was a pleasure. Take care and fingers crossed for your exams!!! I definitely will recommend this tour :)

May 7, 2023

Overall, the tour was great and i'm so glad we did it. Walking the campus solo vs a tour would be a totally different experience. Unfortunately the tour didn't include any access inside Harvard buildings; wish it did as that would be interesting to see. As for our tour guide (Christian I believe) two pieces of feedback are have recommendations on hand for places nearby such as restaurants. Also, before the tour ending, note the procedure such as "tips are welcomed". It was a bit awkward getting to the end destination and then hearing "tips are welcomed" in a situation where it was evident we're pulling out our wallets and counting bills at that exact moment. Would have appreciated a few minutes notice before hand to count out the desired tip discretely.

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April 25, 2023

Product ID: 52676