Visit Harvard

Welcome to the Harvard University Visitor Center

Harvard University established the Visitor Center in 1962 as the front door to the university, where Harvard students greet visitors from all over the world, provide Harvard’s Official Historical Tour, and answer general information questions about the campus.

Today's Events

View Harvard's calendar for a listing of events.



Smith Campus Center
1350 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Hours of operation

Monday-Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: Closed
We are closed for certain holidays, which are noted on the calendar.


More information

New Visitor Guidelines

Campus Tours

Guided Historical Tours

These tours begin at the Smith Campus Center.
See tour calendar for details

Mobile Tours

See what Harvard Yard of yesteryear looked like with a smart phone.

Admissions Information & Prospective Student Tours

Harvard College Info Sessions and Tours

These sessions and tours are run by the Admissions Office and begin at Agassiz House.

Graduate Admissions Visits and Tours

Schools offer their own visits and tours.