Founded in 1636 to educate men for the ministry, Harvard is America’s oldest college. (No other college came along until 1693.) The...
John Harvard Statue
The focal point of the yard is the John Harvard statue, where every Harvard hopeful has a photo taken (and touches the statue’s shiny...
Flanking Johnston Gate are the two oldest buildings on campus. South of the gate, Massachusetts Hall houses the offices of the...
Sanders Theatre at Memorial Hall
Set inside the magnificent Memorial Hall, this beautiful, 1166-seat, wood-paneled theater is known for its acoustics. It is frequently...
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Lonely Planet review
Harvard hosts a staggering number of lectures, symposia, meetings and tours, many of which are free and open to the public. Topics are as diverse as the university itself and are impossible to encapsulate in a review such as this. Representative events are gallery talks on green architecture, Islamic Jihadism or mapping the human genome. Or go see a lecture by a NASA astronaut.