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

In person tours will resume mid-September. Virtual tours are offered daily. Weekly tour registration is available every Friday. For information about Harvard College Admissions tours for prospective students, visit their website.

Please note: A self-guided historical tour is now offered on the Visit Harvard mobile app, available to download on iOS and Android devices.

Harvard Yard will be closed to visitors during the following times:
* August 30: 9:00am–5:00pm (full day closure)
* August 25–30: Gates closed from 6:00pm–5:00am
* September 2: Gates closed from 1:00pm to the following morning

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. You can download the Visit Harvard mobile app on iOS and Android devices.


People on a tour of Harvard Yard

On campus

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 closeup of the Veritas shield in gold

On campus and Online

Private tours

Private tours of Harvard are available on campus and virtually. Please make your reservation at least two weeks in advance. In-person private tours are for groups of 15-60 people. There are no group size limits for virtual private tours.

Request a tour

A person holding a cell phone

On campus

Visit Harvard mobile app

You can download the Visit Harvard mobile app on iOS and Android devices.

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

Frequently asked questions

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