Guided tour

Cambridge: Harvard and MIT Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Cambridge Historical Tours

Cambridge: Harvard and MIT Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Cambridge Historical Tours
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From US$ 37.50 per person

Discover the history of Harvard and MIT on a guided walking tour. Hear about Harvard's colorful past before hopping on the Red Line to explore MIT and its decades of innovation.

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Wheelchair accessible


  • Be entertained by stories that speak to the longstanding Harvard and MIT rivalry
  • Hop aboard the Red Line as you venture between Harvard and MIT
  • Stroll the famous Harvard Yard and listen to your guides anecdotes
  • Discover historical sites like Killian Court, the Koch Center, and Kendall Square
  • Learn about the various famous alumni that have attended these schools
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Enjoy a guided walking tour of the two most prestigious American universities, Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Discover the history of both of these important institutions as you stroll through the school grounds witnessing significant landmarks and hearing anecdotes.

Start your adventure by meeting your guide at the Harvard Coop. Stroll through the famous Harvard yard and listen to riveting stories of mischief, invention, extreme wealth, celebrities, pranks, war heroics, and tragedy.

Hop aboard the "T", the oldest subway system in America that is still used to this day. Venture to MIT before exploring the campus grounds. Hear of the age-old rivalry between the two schools and learn about the various achievements of its many high-profile alumni.

During the tour, see the Johnston Gate, the John Harvard Statue, Widener Memorial Library, Memorial Church, Memorial Hall, Harvard Law School, Holden Chapel, Kendall Square, Koch Center, Wiesner Building/MIT Media Lab, Infinite Corridor/Mr. Smith, The Great Dome/Killian Court, and more.

Conclude your tour at Killian Court. This tour is ideal for families exploring the possibility of attending these schools and tourists with a curiosity for the history of these storied institutions.

  • Guided walking tour
  • T fare ($2.75 per person)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Harvard Coop at the entrance between The Milk Bar and the Bank of America. Please be sure to meet your guide on the same side of the street as the Coop.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Product ID: 416484