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The Harvard University Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Harvard University Visitor Center

Harvard University established the Visitor Center in 1962 as the front door to the University, where students greet visitors from all over the world, answer questions about campus, and provide official tours of Harvard.


Harvard Yard is currently closed to the public. During this time no tour groups are permitted in the Yard.


Historical places, hidden gems, iconic figures, famous traditions, and world-changing scholarship can be found on the official Harvard tours. Our tours are led by students and are offered both in-person and virtually.

Explore all of our tours

Explore on your own

Turn virtually any corner at Harvard and you’ll find something that leaves you feeling inspired. Explore the places, ideas, artifacts, and moments that make us who we are.

Find more at our museums

Places we love

Harvard community members share their favorite places on campus.

Explore all of the spots around campus

Find an event

Harvard offers many on-campus and online events open to the public.

Browse our upcoming events