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Harvard University at Cambridge, Massachusetts
Harvard University
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1351 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02138 617-495-1000
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Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Founded in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University is the oldest, most prestigious institution of higher education in the country. Home to world-renowned and award-winning faculty members, Harvard offers an unparalleled educational and cultural experience and beautiful campuses in Cambridge and Boston. The university enrolls 20,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in 12 degree-granting schools, including Harvard College, Harvard Business School and Harvard Law. Explore Harvard's incredible art and science museums, including the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Fogg Museum, Harvard Museum of Natural History, and Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Harvard offers several tours for visitors and prospective students.


Hours -

Monday-Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm


  • Historical Tours
  • Museum Highlights Tour
  • Hasty Pudding Theatricals
  • Summer Solstice Celebration


  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Concerts
  • Campus Tours
  • Sporting Events
  • Theater Performances


  • What is the best time to go on a group tour around campus?

    It all depends on your schedule. Spring tours are available until April 28 while summer tours begin in mid-June. Tour start times are 9:45am, 11:00am, 11:45am, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:15pm, and 3:45pm. You can also take the self-guided mobile tour of Harvard University. Go to yardtour.harvard.edu on your smart phone and explore at your pace.
  • Where can I park on campus as a visitor?

    There are several places to park on or around this historic campus. There is metered street parking in the Harvard Square area, but those spots are limited. Public parking garages are your best bet. Click on this link for a map of parking garages or click on this link for a one-day pass at the Harvard University garage.

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