Johnston Gate, Cambridge

Johnston Gate, Cambridge
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Cambridge: Harvard University Student-Guided Walking Tour

Cambridge: Harvard University Student-Guided Walking Tour

Join a student-led walking tour of Harvard University, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, around 10 kilometers from Boston. Discover the historic campus through the eyes of a student and visit highlights including the John Harvard Statue and Memorial Hall. Meet your guide in the heart of Harvard Square, and set off on your walk through Harvard Yard. Enjoy the sights while your guide entertains and inspires with tales of Harvard history and personal experience at the university they call home. 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. Gain an insider's perspective on one of the world's most prestigious universities, and hear about famous figures that have attended throughout its long and illustrious history. Experience the pace of student life as you stroll through the grounds.

From NYC: Boston City and Harvard Guided Day Trip

From NYC: Boston City and Harvard Guided Day Trip

Come discover beautiful Boston. Have your transportation and itinerary taken care of your while your only job is to sit back and enjoy this stunning city. Explore the best Boston has to offer including: Fenway Park stadium, home to the Boston Red SoxHarvard University Main campus: Harvard Yard, Old Yard, John Harvard Statue, Johnston Gate, Harvard souvenir store.Copley Square: Trinity church, Fairmont Copley Hotel, Boston Public Library, John Hancock Tower, “End line” to Boston MarathonBoston Common and the public gardens  Freedom trail: Massachusetts State house, Old state House, Granary Burying ground, Kings chapel, Faneuil hallQuincy Market Start your day in New York City, where your tour guide will share stories of different places on your journey to Boston. Once in Boston, begin your tour at Copley Square, have lunch at Quincy Market and visit Harvard University's main campus.

Harvard Yard Outdoor Escape: The Mysterious Porcelain Club

Harvard Yard Outdoor Escape: The Mysterious Porcelain Club

Explore the Harvard Yard in a unique way with an exploration game downloaded on your smartphone. Discover mysterious clues, solve puzzles, and use logic to lead you to the next destination. See Boston's iconic locations, tease your brain, and have a little fun. Begin the game at Harvard Square by opening the application on your phone. The tour takes between 1.5 and 2 hours, but feel free to explore at your own pace. Pause the game and resume anytime from your last visited location. Solve challenges and allow the story to unfold in front of you. Follow the exact directions and get the next code to crack. Find yourself exploring the Widener Library, pondering the statue of John Harvard, and learning the truth of The Statue of Three Lies. Figure out who keeps stealing the chair of the president of The Harvard Crimson and finish the tour at Harvard Lampoon Building. Play on your own, in a small group, or divide all your friends into groups and compete against each other. Try something new and go on an adventure in Boston.

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Sally was an amazing tour guide. Not only did she have a good understanding of the history of Harvard; but she also gave us a peek into what student life is like at Harvard. She love and pride for her school was quite infectious! She also gave funny little antidotes about her personal journey and was very personable. She made our morning tour very enjoyable.

Emma was engaging, charismatic and provided her own authentic account of the university past and present. Easy to do and interesting facts.

Although the yards at harvard were closed due to an event for alumni, Lorenzo our guide made it a great experience!

Really good tour even if we were not able to visit the harvard yard. The guide (Baptista? I think) was really nice!

Guide (Bautista) was top! The only pity was that we could not enter the campus as it was closed.