Cambridge and Harvard Tour

This page provides details of our free Cambridge and Harvard Tour, including tips on directions, times and sights covered.



Tour Description

Boston may be known as a world center for learning, but Cambridge is where it’s at – boasting two of the world’s leading universities and a diverse population with an edgy, progressive political mindset.

Cambridge also has its share of U.S. history; it’s where George Washington took command of the newly formed U.S. Army during the Siege of Boston. It’s also home to countless museums, bookstores, boutiques and cafes.

Join Free Tours by Foot as we jump off from the Freedom Trail and cross the Charles River to the City of Cambridge. Find out for yourself why countless numbers of America’s elite have nurtured their intellects within this city. Let us show you what’s to do and see in Cambridge.

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Sights we cover on the Cambridge and Harvard Tour:

  • Harvard Square
  • Harvard University
  • Cambridge Common
  • Washington Elm
  • Christ Church
  • Harvard Yard
  • and much more!

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more must contact us before booking.


  • Meet your guide at the Cambridge Tourism Information Booth in Harvard Square (map).
  • The tour ends in Old Harvard Yard in front of the John Harvard Statue about a five minute walk from the meeting spot at the Harvard MBTA Station (map)

Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Tour distance is approximately 1 mile (1.6K)

When:  View our full tour calendar.  

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.

Save even more money with a Boston tourist discount pass.

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