About Harvard University Tour
Whether you’re a prospective student, interested in history, or just a visitor who enjoys beautiful architecture, Harvard University has the right tour for you.
Harvard University offers free guided historical tours of Harvard’s campus throughout the summer and sometimes during the school year.
These tours are always student-led and depart from the Harvard Information Center.
About one-hour long and composed of an outdoor walk, the tour offers general information about Harvard as well as a detailed history of the university. They are all from the unique perspective of a Harvard student.
Unless you have a group of 15 or more, no pre-registration for the tour is required.
For groups of 15 or more, the university offers private tours for a reasonable fee. It is based on the number of visitors in the group and should be scheduled no later than two weeks in advance.
If you’re looking for a quieter, more personalized tour that fits with your own schedule, the Harvard Information Center sells tour pamphlets in nine different languages, audio files, and a mobile app tour that allow you to create your own self-guided walking tour.
For prospective students or visitors who wish to learn more about student life at Harvard, the Harvard Admissions Office offers a guided tour of the undergraduate campus with focus on the Harvard Yard.