Historic buildings say a lot about their past owners, as evidenced by Galileo's collection of telescopes and Benjamin Franklin's drawer full of "No, I wasn't a president" T-shirts. Take a peek inside the mind of a historic figure with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $10 for the Hahvahd Tour for two (a $20 value)
- $19 for the Hahvahd Tour for four (a $40 value)
- $29 for the Hahvahd Tour for six (a $60 value)
Current undergraduate students lead groups across Harvard’s legendary campus on 70-minute tours that cover up to 400 years of local history. Visitors pass through the Old Yard, the New Yard, and Harvard Square, learning about historic buildings such as Sever Hall and the Widener Library. Tours focus on history and lore, stories from current students, and the lives of famous alumni. See the tour map. No reservations are needed, and a schedule of available tours can be found on the website under the "Calendar" tab or by calling ahead for times and dates. Additional tours will be added as needed.
Founded by Harvard alumni, Trademark Tours connects people with 400 years of the history and culture held in Boston and two of its most prestigious universities. Current undergraduates lead each of the themed, multilingual walking tours. They usher groups through Harvard’s history and contemporary culture while shedding light on famous graduates and visiting campus locales such as the John Harvard statue and the Lowell House bell tower. They also lead visitors through MIT’s campus, exploring its history, technology, and architecture with stops at the Stata Center, the Green Building, and the Great Dome.
Leaving collegiate culture behind, guides journey along the Freedom Trail, which passes 14 historic locales including the Old State House, the site of the Boston Massacre, and the building where the Boston Tea Party used to discuss steeping times. Trademark Tours also enhances many of its excursions with packages that combine tours with museum visits, boat rides, and workshops.