Private 90-Minute Tour of Harvard
- Explore the rich tapestry of Harvard's history
- Learn about what makes Harvard’s culture unique
- Discover where Harvard’s famous alumni got their start
Head to the 25-acre (10-hectare) Harvard Yard, the oldest section of the university, and view the brick facades of the dormitories, libraries and classrooms. Your guide will point out Old Yard, including Harvard’s oldest standing building – Massachusetts Hall, constructed in 1720 – as well as New Yard. See historical edifices like Memorial Hall, Sever Hall, the Widener Library and the Harvard Lampoon, as well as the statue of John Harvard – the university’s founder.
As you tour the grounds, be entertained by your guide’s stories and Harvard lore – partly scripted and partly shared from personal experience. Learn about the most famous people that attended Harvard, hear historical anecdotes and get an insider’s view on current college life. After a stop at the Plaza, Winthrop Park and Mt Auburn Street in Harvard Square, complete your tour at the Harvard Cooperative Society (COOP), the University’s official bookstore.
- 90-minute private tour of Harvard University
- Personal guide for your group
- Food and drinks
Prepare for the activity
- Comfortable shoes
- Weather-appropriate clothing
• Tours can begin from 09:00 to 16:15
• The tour route covers around 1 mile
• The route is wheelchair accessible