Jump on the nation's first subway and travel to Harvard Square. Take an evening walking tour of this area of Cambridge with an informed guide who'll share the ins-and-outs of Harvard Square, Harvard Yard, and the Cambridge Old Burial Ground. Walk through the historic campus and surrounding area to enjoy the haunting beauty of the hallowed buildings and storied roads.
Hop off the Red Line and experience bustling Harvard Square, the triangular intersection of three streets that serves as the commercial center for Harvard Students and as a spot where street musicians play and chess matches take place. Walk to adjacent Harvard Yard, a grassy, 25-acre square that is the historic heart of Harvard. Enjoy its spooky beauty at night and learn about this, the oldest part of the Harvard campus, as your tour guide walks you through the area. See the nearby Cambridge Old Burial Ground, a colonial cemetery that will be hauntingly fun to tour at night. Established in the early 1600s, the Old Burial Ground served as the city's only cemetery for two-hundred years, so its "residents" are a mix of everyone who made up the city - from the peasants to the rich. Tour Brattle Street, also known as "Tory Row" and "King's Highway," and stroll past the historic and modern homes on this fashionable street, which includes Longfellow's Mansion, the home of both George Washington and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Spend a relaxing evening learning the stories behind Cambridge and Harvard on this walking tour. Stroll along beautiful tree-lined streets, tour Harvard Yard, and venture through the Cambridge Old Burial Ground on a night you'll never forget. Wear comfy shoes and bring a camera; this place will inspire both the inner historian and the inner photographer in you.