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5 Star Starred
Cambridge Historical Tours at Harvard Square
Meet outside the T Station by the Visitor Information kiosk and Out of Town News 2138 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138
617-520-4030
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Cynthia
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10 reviews
14 stars
attended Sep 01 2014

Our guide was informative, but not lively, engaging or funny

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7 reviews
12 stars
attended May 25 2014

A thoroughly enjoyable one-hour walking tour of Harvard. Our guide provided a wealth of interesting historical information and some more lighthearted antidotes. highly recommended.

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attended Jun 17 2014

Very interesting and informative!

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Website

http://cambridgehistoricaltours.org/

Description

Historical, Hysterical Tour of Harvard
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11:00am, noon, 1:00pm and 2:00pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 11:00am, noon, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm

Stroll the Crimson Campus with our costumed guides as they tell tales of the most fascinating moments through nearly 400 years of Harvard history. The nation’s oldest institution of higher education comes to life through captivating, hilarious, and occasionally bizarre stories. Find out things you never knew about the Titanic, rebellious pig roasts, and the mystery of why John Harvard’s foot is yellow.

Professional storytellers are unaffiliated with Harvard University, and can give you the in-depth history of the institution from a historian’s perspective. This tour lasts just over an hour, visiting the Harvard Lampoon, the Widener Memorial Library, the John Harvard Statue, among other famous sites.
Tour is approximately 1 hour, 10 min

The Cantabrigia Tour of Old Cambridge
Daily at 1:30pm and 2:30pm
Small-town New England is right here on the T! Professional storytellers will delight you with the history of this famous town, home to poets, writers, revolutionaries, and intellectuals. Costumed guides will enthrall you for just over an hour on our walking tour including Old Market Square, The Old Burying Ground, Radcliffe Yard and sites you’ve never heard of but will never forget.

While Boston started the revolution, Cambridge gave birth to the army that fought it. Cambridge was birthplace to such diverse talents as Tip O’Neill, Margaret Fuller, ee cummings and Matt Damon. Allow our guides to show you that Cambridge is more than just Harvard. With tales of Puritan morals, Revolutionary strife, literary prowess, and simple, touching domestic life, we will paint a picture of the lives that came before. Every stone on every block has been the site of a story worth telling!
Tour is approximately 1 hour, 10 min

Both tours are family-friendly and good for all ages.

About the Ticket Supplier: Cambridge Historical Tours

It is the mission of Cambridge Historical Tours to bring the history of Cambridge and Harvard to life through entertaining and educational walking tours. Our costumed guides, playing characters from Cambridge history, provide an experience full of humor and stories that make learning history fascinating and fun.

Cambridge Historical Tours was founded in 2011 by Daniel Berger-Jones and Christopher Schultz, both Players on Boston's Freedom Trail at the time. Recognizing the untapped potential of Cambridge's rich history, they decided to cross the river and bring with them the enthusiasm and immediacy of costumed tours.