Harvard University

Local nameHarvard University
LocationCambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1636 as Harvard College and named for its first benefactor, the Puritan clergyman John Harvard, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and among the most prestigious in the world.The Massachusetts colonial legislature authorized Harvard's founding, "dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches, when our present ministers shall lie in the dust"; though never formally affiliated with any denomination, in its early years Harvard College primarily trained Congregational clergy. Its curriculum and student body were gradually secularized during the 18th century, and by the 19th century, it had emerged as the central cultural establishment among the Boston elite.

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Cambridge, Lexington and Concord from 54 USD

Opening hours

Harvard Information Centre - operating hours:
Mon - Sat: 9 am - 5 pm
Closed on certain holidays.

Check the oficial website to find out more about the guided tours.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_University

Official website http://www.harvard.edu/visitors

Email info_center@harvard.edu

Phone +1 617-495-1573

Address 63 John F Kennedy St, Cambridge 02138, United States

Coordinates 42°22'16.255" N -71°7'17.753" E

Tours and activities: Harvard University

Cambridge, Lexington and Concord

from 54 USD

Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York

from 169 USD

Go Boston Card

from 57 USD

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