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Private Small-Group Harvard Square Sunset Walking Tour

Boston, United States
Private Small-Group Harvard Square Sunset Walking Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Get a taste for the pleasures of collegiate life during this 2-hour sunset walking tour of historic Harvard Square. Stroll the grounds of the world’s most famous university, soaking up the array of street performers, socializing students and historic haunts that give this iconic college in Cambridge, Massachusetts its unique vibe. During your walk you’ll explore Harvard Yard, walk along colonial Brattle Street and discover centuries-old landmarks like the Old Burial Ground Cemetery. A professional guide is included to help add insight to your walk.
  • Explore the sights of world-famous Harvard University during a sunset walking tour
  • Admire the historic sights of Cambridge lit by the golden light of the late-afternoon sun
  • Soak up the happening atmosphere of performers, students and chess players on Harvard Square
  • Pass historic Harvard landmarks like Harvard Yard, colonial Brattle Street and the Old Burial Ground Cemetery
  • Great way to get a taste for student life at the world's most famous university
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Private Walking Tour of Harvard Square in Cambridge for you and your group
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Gratuities
Tour does not include subway fares to/from locations (approximately $2.75 per person each way)

Departure Point

Outside the Park Street 'T' Station
Location Name: Outside the Park Street 'T' Station Location Address: Corner of Tremont and Park Streets (between the subway entrances), Boston, MA 02108
Arrive for your Harvard sunset tour in the evening in front of the Park Street ‘T’ Station, where you’ll meet your guide and continue on the ‘T’ red line train to Harvard Square in Cambridge. As you walk out of the train station for this famous transport stop, prepare to enjoy some great people-watching, keeping your eyes peeled for the numerous students, musicians, chess players and street performers that like to hang out in this famous public gathering spot.

Begin your Harvard trip by visiting the Loeb Drama Center, home of the university’s award-winning theater group. Then head to the famous Harvard Yard, a site crisscrossed by a constant stream of students during the school year. Make sure rub the left foot of the statue of John Harvard, the school’s founder, while you’re passing by: it’s said to be good luck. Continue your walk by visiting colonial Brattle Street, home of the famous Brattle House and nearby Longfellow Mansion. You’ll end your walk in Radcliffe Yard.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Harvard Square
We view the main historic area of Cambridge, Harvard Square, where Harvard Yard and the Harvard Square "T" Subway stop are located.
Stop At:  
Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
The home of British General John Vassal in 1759. Became George Washington Headquarters during the Revolution and ultimately the home of writer Henry Wadsworth Longfellow during the 19th century. We walk through the grounds around the house and gardens.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
John Harvard Statue
Harvard Yard, the original campus when Harvard was established in 1626. Includes a walk through "The Yard" past the Harvard Library, Chapel, original Freshmen Dorms and the John Harvard Statue.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Boston CityWalks
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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