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 the Official Historical Tour of Harvard, and answer general information questions about the campus. Due to the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Harvard Visitor Center is temporarily closed. For more information, please visit the Harvard Coronavirus website. However, our office is excited to provide online visitors with virtual tours of Harvard, led by current student tour guides. Please see our Tours page for additional information.

Virtual Tour

Virtual Historical Tour of Harvard

This virtual student-led tour of Harvard provides a history of the University, general information, and a unique view on the student’s individual experience. The virtual historical tour showcases never-before-seen images of Harvard and its legacy in modern and historical times. Tours are conducted via Zoom and registration must be made in advance. Visit the Tours page for the tour schedule and registration link.
See our Tours page for details

Tour Information

Frequently Asked Questions


For any inquiries please contact the Harvard Visitor Center at