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Harvard Yard

Established in 1636, the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony established a college in Cambridge and later named it Harvard College for its first benefactor. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in America.

Learn the history of this venerable institution, as well as the academic history of America, through an eclectic mix of structures and objects in Harvard Yard.

This tour features the architecture of Thomas Dawes, John Smibert, Charles Bulfinch, Henry Hobson Richardson, Peabody & Stearns, Guy Lowell, and McKim, Mead & White.

Tour Information

Tour lasts 90 minutes. 

This tour is not currently on our calendar, but can be scheduled as a private tour at any time. Call 617.367.2345 or use our private tour webform to learn more.

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