The nation’s oldest institution of higher learning is one of the world’s most recognized brand names. Nearly four centuries of historical, literary, and business figures have graced the campus of Harvard. The nation’s rich and powerful have sent their children to Cambridge for an education since we were a British colony. From John Adams to Bill Gates, recognizable American figures have lived in the dorms. Hear tales of crazy hijinks, student protests, times of war, and artistic creation as we stroll the grounds of this prestigious university.
Survivors and victims of the Titanic are memorialized on campus alongside governors, soldiers, and scholars. The architectural giants of every century have stopped by to construct a building. The school has hosted Revolutions in education, religion, and against the British. And also Matt Damon!
Surprise yourself by what you already know of this fascinating and ancient institution. With something for everyone to enjoy, our Tour of Harvard will explain why everyone is trying to get in.
**Please note: All stops are of the building exterior. When open to the public, Memorial Hall and Memorial Church may be entered, but Harvard chooses when these public visiting hours apply, and we cannot guarantee entrance.
John Harvard Statue
Widener Memorial Library
Massachusetts Hall (1720)