Harvard University, Massachusetts

PalaceHarvard University is one of America’s most famous educational establishments and it’s an attraction lots of people visit when staying in nearby Boston. You can visit the site for free and there’s even a dedicated Information Center to explain more about how the famous campus works. You’ll find this at the Holyoake Center Arcade on Massachusetts Avenue in the heart of Harvard Square.

When we visited we just decided to walk around and soak up the atmosphere, but there are free guided historical tours available too. These operate from Monday to Saturday at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.

The Harvard campus stretches over a large area, but most of the significant buildings are in Harvard Yard. The bright white building is University Hall which was Harvard’s first stone building and the colouring comes from the granite it was constructed from. Nearby is the Widener Library which is dominated by huge stone columns and one other building to look out for is the Memorial Church (opposite the library) with its distinctive New England style tower. The church is often open for visitors and it’s well worth a look inside.

Harvard University is in Cambridge, Massachusetts which is a short ride on the T from Boston Centre. The stop you’ll need is Harvard Square.


Address: Harvard Information Centre, 1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Tel: +1 617 495 1573
Email: info_center@harvard.edu


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