Harvard University Campus Guided Walking Tour

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Harvard Campus Walking Tour
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


For anyone thinking of attending Harvard, or for those who simply want a glimpse of college life at the famous university, this tour is a must. Get an exclusive account from current Harvard students, who provide key insights into the life and times at Cambridge with a theatrical, humorous flair. Check out the old buildings at Harvard Yard and Harvard Square and learn about the school’s storied past. Illustrated map of Harvard Square included. Choose from several departure times throughout the day.
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible

What's Included

  • 70-Minute Guided Walking Tour of Harvard
  • Harvard Student-Led Tours for more Insightful Narrative
  • Free Illustrated Map of Harvard Square
  • Written translations in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Mandarin
  • See Top Sites including Harvard Square, Harvard Yard, and Science Center & Memorial Hall
  • Conclude at The Harvard Shop for Souvenirs - run by Harvard students!
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs (tours conclude at The Harvard Shop)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1380 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

    The tour begins right outside of the main Harvard Subway Station in between the Out of Town Newsstand and the Cambridge Information Kiosk.

End point

  • The Harvard Shop
    65 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

    The tour will end at the Harvard Shop on Mt Auburn St or at the Harvard Shop on JFK St. Both are run by current Harvard students. They are right around the corner from one another.

What To Expect

Join this student-led tour of Harvard’s Cambridge campus to get the insider scoop on what it’s like to learn at one of the US’ finest educational institutions. This tour is ideal for travelers who’re short on time but still want to see the school. Get a great introduction to campus, so you can go back and visit these places on your own afterward.

Meet your guide near the main Harvard subway station entrance and get to walking. Your guide takes you to several notable places, including the historic Harvard Square and Harvard Yard. Your guide tells you stories of what life is like at Harvard, and they might even spill a few university secrets, too. Pass by the John Harvard Statue, the Fogg Art Museum, and Memorial Hall.

Your tour finishes at the Harvard Shop, which is also run by Harvard students.

Harvard Square

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Harvard University

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

John Harvard Statue

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Harvard Art Museums (Pass By)

The Harvard Shop

Admission Ticket Free

Memorial Hall

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour route is less than 1 mile
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Excellent tour
Heather_S, Apr 2024
Josh was a great tour guide! Really glad we took the tour so we could learn the stories not just see the buildings!
Peggy_H, Apr 2024
We only had 30 mins . Guide said to take pic at Harvard statue . After doing that the group left without us and we lost them so we didn’t get the tour. So it was a bust for us and I was really looking forward to this tour.
Fun tour with both history and culture!
Annie_A, Apr 2024
Dillon was a great guide. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic! We would definitely recommend the tour for anyone visiting Harvard University!
Very fun tour. Learned...
Nina_L, Apr 2024
Very fun tour. Learned lots of Harvard fun traditions from our guide, a senior student. My kids actually paid attention to the guide. Highly recommend
Kate the BEST tour guide.
Pradeep_B, Apr 2024
Kate the First Year student at Harvard did a wonderful job in keeping everyone in the whole group interested, involved, entertained, be knowledgeable by the end of the tour. Fantastic experience and the best person to do this tour with. Always ask for Kate as your tour guide. At the end of the tour at the Harvard souvenir shop she even advised on what all to do for the remaining part of the day to my wife and me. Thank you Kate for everything.
Christopher_A, Apr 2024
Tour is very complete on the outside, there’s no access to the inside of any building. Very recommended if you want yo get to know the grounds and history.
Fun and interesting tour
Mia_A, Apr 2024
Cameron was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and funny! My 13 year old and I both enjoyed the experience very much, especially all the interesting trivia and “inside Harvard” jokes and lore directly from a fun and enthusiastic current Harvard student. Highly recommend it!
OK to have it once, but...
RolandasR, Apr 2024
OK to have it once, but nothing special- just running from one building to another as all tour is only outdoors
The best way to see Harvard
Kerry_P, Apr 2024
Great way to see Harvard. Highly recommend. Tour starts at the t line and concludes at the student run Harvard gift shop. Highlights the dorm life, famous alumnus, stories about the historic buildings
Great tour to see and learn about Harvard and its interesting history.
Laura_B, Apr 2024
Our tour guide was so knowledgeable about Harvard and its interesting history. She had some great stories about the early days of Harvard and did a great job with the tour. We saw more of the campus than we expected and were very impressed.
Harvard Tour
jennie_o, Apr 2024
Our tour guide Alphaina was great! Smart, witty and insightful. Able to answer all of our questions. Great concise tour of the campus and history behind it. Would recommend for sure!
The guide himself was...
David_P, Mar 2024
The guide himself was really great. But the group was too huge for any 1 person to effectively communicate with. The times we were in the back of the group of 50+, we couldn't hear anything. There should be at least 2 guides for a group this large, and honestly the group should never be this large.
Informative and entertaining!
David_C, Mar 2024
Avery was knowledgeable and entertaining. We all enjoyed learning about Harvard and had a few laughs along the way.
The tour guide - Cameron...
David_J, Mar 2024
The tour guide - Cameron - made the tour very interesting with his knowledge and facts delivered in a witty/funny way
How passionate the guide...
Kay_Y, Mar 2024
How passionate the guide was about his school. Just interesting on a short tour around a famous school. Learning a lot about its history.
Informative and entertaining
Brooke_Z, Mar 2024
Sam’s love for Harvard was apparent in the stories he shared with our group. The tour was informative and entertaining. We highly recommend this tour!
We had George as our...
Marisela_M, Mar 2024
We had George as our guide & he was excellent! Very informative & very funny!!! Totally worth it & recommend the tour!
Knowledgeable and passionate guide
Nick_T, Mar 2024
The personal connection Josh shared about his experience at Harvard and his journey getting there. His multiple language ability helped communicate with some of the group who weren’t from the US.
Eye opening - Harvard tour!!
Ronak_B, Mar 2024
Khan was an amazing guide even if he half froze to death - great knowledge and enthusiasm - would definitely recommend a warm coffee break somewhere as it was freezing!!
Terrific tour
Nolyn_F, Mar 2024
Benjamin was a terrific tour guide. Very knowledgeable and interactive. Feel like we learned a lot about Harvard history, traditions, and student life.

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