Harvard Square was founded in 1630 as a
colonial village, it is a mix of shops, restaurants, bookstores,
gathering places and old landmarks that reflect the area's historic and
Longfellow National Historic Site
Longfellow National Historic Site was the home of one of the world's
foremost poets, scholars and educators, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It
was also a favorite place for George Washington, Ralph Waldo Emerson and
Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is open for public touring Wednesday through
Mt. Auburn Cemetery
Mt. Auburn Cemetery was founded in 1831, it is the first cemetery in
the United States. The 175-acres of land is located in Cambridge
and Watertown, it handles up to 650 burials each year.
Harvard University was founded in 1636, Harvard is America's oldest
institute of higher learning and one of the country's most prestigious
Harvard Museum of Natural History
The Harvard Museum of Natural History is a museum of Harvard
University's three natural history institutions: the Botanical Museum,
the Museum of Comparative Zoology and the Mineralogical and Geological
The botanical Museum was founded in 1858, today this museum focuses
on the study of useful plants and economic botany.
Harvard University Art Museum
At the Harvard University Art Museum you can view collections from
Western nations, German-speaking countries and ancient Asian and Islamic
Fogg Art Museum
The Fogg Art Museum has a collection of Western artworks from the
Middle Ages to modern. It also carries one of the best displays of
Impressionist and post-Impressionist pieces in the U.S..
The Busch-Reisinger Art Museum features 1920s abstract art, German
Expressionist art and materials including Medieval, Renaissance and
The Cambridge Common is the central meeting ground for the young and
the old in the heart of the historic Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
One of the world's
leading educational institutions, with an emphasis on math and sciences,
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located on the banks of the
Grolier Poetry Book Shop
Grolier Poetry Book Shop is Boston's number one source for poetry
Inman is what the rest of Cambridge used to be: notices for protest
rallies fill the bulletin boards; a poster of Che Guevara hangs in the
local Irish pub. Lately the area has seen an infusion of antiques shops
and edgy boutique.
Out of Town News
The Out of Town News is located in Harvard Square it is a National
Historic Landmark that carries an array of newspapers and magazines from
around the world.
Harvard Book Store
The 72-year-old Harvard Book Store, the employee picks are very
intriguing and the window displays are worth looking at.
Kate's Mystery Books
Kate's Mystery Books is a great bookstore that offers a wide variety
of spine tingling mystery books for all ages.
Arthur M. Sackler Museum
The Arthur M. Sackler Museum is Harvard's newest art museum which
specializes in Ancient, Asian, Islamic, and Later Indian art.
Harvard Cooperative Society
The Harvard Cooperative Society is the Harvard college store, known
for its expansive collection of books, posters and University
Museum of Comparative Zoology
The Museum of Comparative Zoology holds a collection of more than
274,000 volumes of monographs and journals plus a collection of archival
materials and natural history art.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is one of the oldest
museums in the world that is devoted to anthropology, its was created to
preserve, interpret, exhibit and acquire anthropological objects for
teaching, research and public education.