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Harvard Yard

Harvard Yard

Tour Description

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 and its relationship to the world around it through the rich mix of American architecture and objects in Harvard Yard.

This tour will tell the stories of Harvard Yard’s development over the centuries and the social changes that the university has seen.

Private Tours

This tour is not currently available as a private tour.

This tour is not currently available as a private tour.

“Our tour guide was fabulous. She was informative, interesting, and very knowledgeable. Despite the rain she went out of her way to make sure that we were comfortable all along the way.”
— Roslindale, MA