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Harvard Yard Boston Tour Guide

Harvard Yard is the heart of the famous Ivy League university’s campus. Learn about Harvard’s evolution and history with this 90-minute walking tour around the “yard”.

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John Harvard Statue

The statue is not all that it seems. It’s actually nicknamed the “statue of three lies” because of all the inaccuracies inscribed on it. Here we reveal the truth behind the statue.


Harvard Memorial Hall

Completed in 1878, Memorial Hall stands as one of Harvard's most iconic buildings and is even a National Historic Landmark.
Home to Sanders Theatre, Annenberg Hall, the Cambridge Queens Head Pub and other facilities, Memorial Hall is a multi-use facility located just beyond the North gates of Harvard Yard.


Widener Library

Opened in 1915, The Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library is Harvard's flagship library, and still the largest university library in the world. Widener's collections span a multitude of subjects in over 450 languages. 

Harvard Yard Stop List:
1) Welcome to Harvard Yard
2) Johnston Gate
3) Guard house
4) Old yard
5) Women at Harvard
6) John Harvard Statue
7) Harvard Science Center
8) Harvard Memorial Hall
9) New yard and Memorial church
10) Widener Library
11) Dorms
12) Before the exam
13) Farewell