Harvard University

Founded in 1636, Harvard is the oldest university in the United States. With 18,000 current degree candidates enrolled, Harvard graduates include scores of world leaders including six U.S. Presidents -- John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rutherford B. Hayes, and John F. Kennedy. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Harvard Yard includes such noteworthy buildings as Wadsworth House (1726) which served as temporary headquarters for General George Washington in 1775; Daniel Chester French's statue of John Harvard (1884); and Widener Library (1913-15) which houses the largest university book collection in the world.


George D. Birkhoff House

Harvard Square
George David Birkhoff was a mathematician and Harvard University professor who lived...

Robert Frost House

West Cambridge
Home of the poet Robert Frost for the last two decades of his life. (1874-1963)

Cambridge Athenaeum

Central Square
Site of a private library that became Cambridge’s first city hall 1854-1890. Later...


  • Harvard Square
  • Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Harvard Square
  • 617 495 1000


  • Education
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