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  • Boutip
    Gatineau, Canada711 contributions
    Nice place for a walk to dsicover and see a great university and great architecture. Some building are accessibles to the general public as well. Nice place to spend an hour or two to wander around.
    Written 7 January 2023
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  • TMack82
    Worcester, MA241 contributions
    First visit to the Harvard campus and the museum. Really enjoyed the campus and the old architecture of some of the buildings. The museum is great and very educational. It was not very busy when we went and was able to move through at our own pace.
    Written 16 January 2023
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  • kupamandu
    Boston, MA4 contributions
    botanical garden, birding site, historical graves -- all in on place.
    pleasant quiet walk in all seasons.
    Written 10 November 2022
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  • JJKFETP
    Schaumburg, IL174 contributions
    The museums are quite nice, and I needed a full three hours to make my way through and read many of the object labels. I don't think the young woman behind the counter could have been much pricklier if she'd tried. She provided next to no info, seemed disgusted that I dared to ask a few questions, and later told me after I'd read about public tours (not presented to me as an option) that the first tour had filled up. The other young woman I saw checking people in also seemed far too proud to be a Harvard student or Cambridge/Boston resident, and she was too grumpy to be in her role. One nice space was the café, as the employees there were more than cordial.
    Written 27 November 2022
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  • Kasia’s Travel
    New Jersey368 contributions
    Impressive amount of art on campus made for a great walk. Some of the architecture is worth paying attention to as well. There is an interactive map available on line that will point you to things worth seeing. Street parking was difficult to find so we left the car in a reasonably priced lot.
    Written 10 November 2022
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  • Adventure Diva
    Manchester, CT1,907 contributions
    From watching the crew teams practice their rhythmic sweep rowing to walking on the esplanade, I enjoy visiting every time I am in town. To enjoy the sights and energy of this area is a New England treat.
    Written 16 August 2022
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  • Jane
    Chicago, IL10 contributions
    Beautiful house full of history and cultural significance. Ranger Kate did an AMAZING job as our tour guide, and brought to life not only the lives of the significant men who lived there (George Washington and Longfellow), but also the families and domestic servants (sometimes slaves) who supported the running of the household. Fascinating look into history - definitely worth the short walk from Harvard Square.
    Tip: you cannot visit the house without a tour. Get there early to reserve your spot. You won't regret it!
    Written 8 October 2022
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  • GimmeSomeSunLondon
    Edlesborough, UK122 contributions
    Always wanted to visit Harvard. The area is clearly student orientated, but now becoming more touristic with the various ‘Harvard Shops’ so you kind buy all kinds of memorabilia. The university itself is beautiful and the gardens surrounding it. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Boston and have time. Additionally there is a tasty Hong Kong Restaurant - good value and tasty food with friendly staff.
    Written 23 October 2022
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  • Adventure Diva
    Manchester, CT1,907 contributions
    This museum cares for cultural heritage including objects and images. I was inspired and educated by their collections from around the world.
    Written 18 December 2022
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  • William J
    Portsmouth, UK367 contributions
    We used the Charles River bike path during our stay in Boston. It was a little tricky to find for out-of-towners (our opinion) as we hoped to pick it up via Paul Revere park without much success - around the Science Park area there are a number of crossings and limited signage directing users to the path, which could be introduced to help tourists. That said, once we did find it (via the help of a jogger) we had a lovely cycle down to Harvard and back again.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Susan R
    4 contributions
    I love the walk around the reservoir every time I come to Cambridge. Families and runners, dogs and kids, birdwatchers.
    Written 27 November 2022
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  • Traveldoc
    Newton, MA75 contributions
    This is a wonderful intimate theater at Harvard. The structure is almost entirely wooden, and has a warm resonant sound that is instantly compelling. The theater is small, and every seat is great. No blocked view anywhere. There are many events taking place throughout the year. Chamber music is some of the best anywhere. Choral music is spectacular. Plan your trip around an event. You will rarely hear better.
    Written 28 January 2020
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  • margatemensch2016
    Coconut Creek, FL757 contributions
    In the middle of November,I returned to the Fogg Art Museum on the lively Harvard Campus.I concentrated on its delightful collection of European Devotional Theme Paintings from the Medieval Period Up to the 17th Century at this fascinating art museum.From the 13th Century,I saw a delighful painting with Byzantine characteristics by Master of Cosmas and Damian("Virgin and Christ Child").
    Its collection of 14th Century,Italian Trecento paintings is splendid..I saw delightful paintings by Master of Camerino("Virgin and Christ Child")Bernardo Daddi("Triptych),Luca di Tomme("Processional Cross")Roberto Oderisi("Man of Sorrows"),Simone Martini("Christ on Cross",produced during the Babyllonian Captivity of the Papacy,Avignon Popes),Ambrogio Lorenzetti,Pietro Lorenzetti("Crucifixion",Sienese Painter)Taddeo Gaddi("Stigmatism of Saint Francis"),Taddeo di Bartolo("Virgin and Christ Child Enthroned").,among others.
    Its collection 15th Devotional Theme Paintings from Italy was also very impressive with quality paintings by Giovanni Dei Paolo(a stellar Sienese Master,"Nativity")Matteo Di Giovanni("Saint Jerome In His Study"),Sandro Botticelli,Domenico Ghirlandaio,and Fillipo Lippi. From the Northern European Countries,I savored fine Renaissance Period Paintings by Jan Provoost("Judgement Day"),Aelbert Bouts("Mater Dolorosa"),Master of the Catholic Kings,and Joos Van Cleve,among others.
    From the 16th Century,I saw fine Mannerist Style Paintings by Orazio Gentileshi,Scipio Pulzone(associated with Counter Reformation Art),Phillipe De Champaigne("Saint Joseph"),Giovanni Carraciolo("Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian"),Jiuseppe Ribera("Saint Jerome"),and Master of 151(,among others.
    As for the 17th Century,I studied fine devotional theme paintings by Peter Paul Rubens("Saint Peter"),Emanuel de Witte("Interior of Protestant Church"),and Paolo Finoglia("Joseph and Potiphar's Wife",Judaic theme),among others
    The Fogg Art Museum has a huge collection of sculptural works by Bellini.This art museum is very aesthetically appealing.The curatorial work at this art museum is outstanding.
    Written 6 December 2022
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  • fiamma11
    Vienna, VA4,718 contributions
    When in Cambridge, do drive up this winding street along the Charles River. The view is lovely and the drive is easy. Take your camera and enjoy the vistas.
    Written 1 December 2021
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  • Nikko4Me
    Milford, MA5,863 contributions
    Friend took me to see SIX and really enjoyed a musical/modern take on the six wives of Henry VIII.

    The venue is nice size to see all what is happening on stage.

    Downside is the gender neutral bathrooms. It was a bit confusing there were some women going into room with urinals but in end we opted for the one bathroom that had only one stall in it.
    Written 9 October 2019
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