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Get the 'Real' Scoop on Harvard

The Hahvahd Tour  Dan and Jordan (both Harvard undergrads) are experienced tour guides who highlight Harvard hot-spots through a satisfying blend of in-depth knowledge, exciting history, side-splitting jokes, and exclusive accounts of student life! By employing an unprecedented dual-guide system, this tour promises to be unforgettable.  Check out their Myspace profileCost: Free with a suggested gratuity of $10. Note: These two Harvard undergrads saw a niche that wasn't being met by the academic tours offered by the University, so they created their tour and are being thanked for it by being sued by the University...support them in their fight against the man!

General Boston Info

City of Boston  official site for the City of Boston.

Boston Neighborhoods  this site let's you learn about the many unique neighborhoods in Boston.

Boston CityLinks  great site to find out about jumpin' nightspots and great area restaurants among lots of other cool stuff.

Boston Visit  great site with information about all the colleges and universities in the area.

Go Boston Card  a great place to learn about area attractions and also a card you can purchase that let's you into tons of Boston area attractions and sites.

Greater Boston Visitor and Convention Bureau  great place to find information on Boston area sites and attractions.

Fine Arts & Museums

Boston Area Fine Arts Boston is a world class city with world class cultural entertainment to match so check the Arts & Entertainment page of The HarvDiv Experience for listings.

Boston Area Museums The Boston area is full of world class museums so check the Museums page of The HarvDiv Experience for listings.

Tour the Cradle of American Liberty

Boston By Foot  is a nonprofit educational corporation with a mission to promote public awareness of Boston's rich architectural heritage. To date, more than 200,000 residents and visitors from around the world have participated in guided BBF tours.  From May through October, regularly scheduled tours are open to the public - reservations are not required.  Each tour is approximately 90 minutes.  Cost: $10.

Boston Harbor Cruises  include whale watching (3 hours), lighthouse (5 hours), narrated sightseeing (45-90 minutes), and sunset cruises (90 minutes).  Cost: Whale Watch $35; Lighthouse $55; Sightseeing $19; Sunset $20.

Charles Riverboat Company  this company offers unique tours of Boston via double-decker buses, and riverboats on the Charles (daytime and sunset cruises).  Each tour is approximately 60-75 minutes long.  Cost: bus tour $15; daytime/sunset cruise $12.

Cheers Pub  visit the actual Pub the legendary TV show was based on.  Visit the original location in Beacon Hill or due to high tourist traffic an exact copy of the original location can be found in Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Duck Tours  see Boston from the comfort of a World War II amphibious vehicle; you get a guided tour of all the main historic sites in Boston as well as an intimate tour of the Charles River (amphibious for a reason!).  Cost:  student tix $23.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace In the heart of Boston, Faneuil Hall Marketplace is actually four great places in one location — Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North Market and South Market, all set around a cobblestone promenade where jugglers, magicians and musicians entertain the passers-by. So by all means, stroll, shop, eat, laugh, wander, wonder and explore it all.

Fenway Park  tour the oldest Major League Baseball park still in use! Cost: $12.

Franklin Park Zoo  founded in 1913, is the 72-acre site nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park, long considered the “crown jewel” of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace Park System.  Highlights of Franklin Park Zoo’s collection include the African lions of the Kalahari Kingdom, Masai giraffe and Grevy’s zebra of the Giraffe Savannah, and western lowland gorillas of the Tropical Forest.  Cost: $9.50.

Freedom Trail  The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile red brick or red painted line that travels through Beacon Hill, downtown Boston, the North End and Charlestown. The Trail itself is an outdoor experience, but the sites it leads you to should be entered to be fully appreciated.  The Freedom Trail can be walked for free or optional tours are available; NOTE: while the Trail is free, some of the sites on the trail have admission fees.  

Freedom Trail historic sites include:

Harpoon Brewery  well known Boston beer company has free tours and tastings...what else do you need to know??!!!

Historic Sites and Homes  listing of historic sites and homes in Massachusetts.

Irish Heritage Trail  Boston is often called the capital of Irish America because of its thriving Irish community, which dates back to colonial times and continues to the present day. The Irish Heritage Trail is a self-guided, three mile walking tour that takes you through Boston's downtown, North End, Beacon Hill and Back Bay.  Cost: FREE!

Samuel Adams Brewery take a free tour of an American original!  The brewery is Sam Adams' research and development site, so it isn't a full out brewery, but it's great fun...and best of all, they let you sample Sam Adams' Beer for FREE!!!!

Stone Zoo is located on a 26-acre site near the sparkling Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham, MA. Founded in 1905, in 1969 the site was renamed in honor of Walter D. Stone, a former Zoo Director. Highlights of Stone Zoo’s collection include the snow leopards of Himalayan Highlands, bald eagles of Yukon Creek, hornbills and emperor tamarins of Windows to the Wild, and jaguars and cougars of Treasures of the Sierra Madre.  Cost: $7.50.

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