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Harvard University Campus Guided Walking Tour

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From $23.00

1,208 reviews   (4.63)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 1 hours

Departs: Boston, Boston

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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What better way to see Harvard than through the eyes of a student! This tour is a 70-minute student-led walking tour of America's oldest university, designed to be a funny and educational journey through Harvard's campus. After meeting your tour guide, an enthusiastic Harvard student, in the heart of Harvard Square, you'll be led into historic Harvard Yard. Enjoy the sights while your guide entertains and inspires with tales of Harvard history and personal experience at the university they call home. You'll get an up-close look at major Harvard landmarks including Johnston Gate, the John Harvard Statue, Memorial Hall, and Widener Library. You'll even become privy to a few Harvard secrets along the way! Whether you're a student visiting colleges or a family on vacation, the Hahvahd Tour is undoubtedly the top way to see Harvard.

What's Included

70-Minute Guided Walking Tour of Harvard

Conclude at The Harvard Shop for Souvenirs - run by Harvard students!

Free Illustrated Map of Harvard Square

Harvard Student-Led Tours for more Insightful Narrative

See Top Sites including Harvard Square, Harvard Yard, and Science Center & Memorial Hall

Written translations in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Mandarin

What's Not Included


Souvenirs (tours conclude at The Harvard Shop)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 6
  • YOUTH: Age: 7 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 100

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Tour route is less than 1 mile
  • We are following all MA state and federal guidelines. Individual listening devices provided to facilitate social distancing.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.

What To Expect

Harvard Square
This is where the tour begins and where Harvard is located.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Harvard University
The whole reason guests are here. The tour will take you throughout the campus of the oldest university in the United States.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

John Harvard Statue
One of the top 3 most photographed statues in the United States

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Harvard Art Museums
The Harvard Art Museums, among the world’s leading art institutions, comprise three museums (the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums) all under one roof.

• Admission Ticket Free

The Harvard Shop
Tour ends at The Harvard Shop - run by Harvard students!

• Admission Ticket Free

Memorial Hall
Our guide will show you to one of Harvard's most iconic buildings, Memorial Hall. While we won't be able to go inside as a group, the beautiful exterior architecture will still amaze!

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


Exceptional tour!
185rahmano, 19-12-2022
Excellent guide. Very informative tour. I learned a lot about Harvard and the surrounding area. Exceptional experience.
Great informative tour
Linda_K, 10-12-2022
Great tour, very informative guide (franny) and good size group and pace. Good value for money and I would recommend if in area. Only warning which is nothing to do with the tour is parking in the area will probably cost you more than this tour!
The library I wish I...
Yvette_B, 09-12-2022
The library I wish I could have gone inside. All of the architecture, excluding the science building, is beautifully
Great tour for everyone!
sheila_a, 08-12-2022
Dylan was our amazing Harvard guide and his knowledge and enthusiasm was excellent. Enjoyed seeing Harvard and highly recommend the tour! Ask for Dylan!
Good times
Justin_M, 10-01-2023
Wonderful day , our guide Keagan had fantastic energy and turned a cold and wet day into pleasurable experience.
A great Harvard tour
Fred_O, 09-01-2023
An excellent tour. Definitely a must if you're in the Boston/Cambridge area. It was all easy and our guide was fantastic.
Take the Harvahd Tuah! You'll Learn a Lot!
Adrian_T, 09-01-2023
I enjoyed chatting with the tour guide, who was very knowledgeable about Harvard. He was also very funny. Highly recommended tour!
Great tour
LucyKabza, 08-01-2023
Very pleasant young man Keegan was running the show. Very informative. We were told the true stories and the myths. Wish we could go inside some of the buildings.
Worth it.
Steve_V, 08-01-2023
This is a good tour. Harvard limits what tourist can do and where they can go. With these restrictions, you get to see as much of Harvard as allowable. Guides are actual students and good tour guides.
Fantastic guide
Deirdre_O, 09-02-2023
We loved this tour. Our guide Avery was fantastic. Apart from giving us the history of the college we got to hear what it was like to be a student at Harvard. Harvard is lucky to have this young man as a student.
Love it!
Summer_O, 07-02-2023
Dillion was a wonderful tour guide! Loved the experience and his knowledge! Definitely recommend this tour!
Great tour
958darraghk, 06-02-2023
Throughly enjoyable, very informative and funny. Would recommend, wish it was a little longer tho. Great
Great Tour
harishkanabarCHINA, 05-02-2023
Preston was great. I really enjoyed the stories and his sense of humour.
I would gladly recommend this short tour to everyone.
Enjoyable — dress warm!!!!
V269JOandreaf, 14-12-2022
Overall we really enjoyed the tour! There are parts of it that the traffic or outside commotion is too loud to hear the tour guide though unless you are right on top of them which is difficult when trying to stay on a small sidewalk while in a group of people. Also, I would recommend doing this tour when the weather is warmer because there is ZERO inside time and it’s very cold!
Our guide was not wearing...
Justine_J, 04-02-2023
Our guide was not wearing the adequate clothing for the weather and was obviously freezing cold. The tour seemed rushed and he answered one on one questions but did not have a question period in order to learn more. I do not leave the tour having learned more than what I could've known reading a small article on this prestigious school.

Very quick and straight forward.