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Experience the ideas, artifacts, people, and places that have shaped our history for nearly 400 years.

We’re excited to welcome you back to Harvard University

Harvard is making every effort to ensure the health and safety of our community, that is why, at this time, only official Harvard tours are permitted in Harvard Yard.

For more information on Harvard’s COVID response please visit the Harvard Coronavirus website

Tours

All tours are 45 to 60 minutes long. Registration is required in advance for both in-person and virtual tours. Weekly tour registration is available every Friday.


People on a tour of Harvard Yard

On campus

In-person Historical Tour of Harvard

The free, student-led public walking tour through Harvard Yard provides a history of the University, general information, and a unique view on the students’ individual experience. 

Register for the in-person tour

A sepia photo of the yard

Online

Virtual Historical Tour of Harvard

This free virtual student-led tour provides a history of the University, general information, and insight into the student experience.

Register for the virtual tour

A collage of women who worked at Harvard as "Computers".

Online

Virtual Harvard Women’s History Tour

This free virtual student-led tour illustrates women’s challenges and triumphs over the past three centuries at Harvard.

Register for the virtual tour

A closeup of the Veritas shield in gold

Online

Virtual private tours

The virtual private Historical Tour of Harvard offers features and special content that enhance the overall Harvard experience for private tour groups for a fee. In-person private tours will resume in the spring semester 2022.

Register for the virtual tour

Frequently asked questions

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