Historic Harvard Square is located just outside the centuries old gates of Harvard Yard. Formed in the 1630’s, today visitors can admire vestiges of this period such as the original layout of the streets, the quaint wood frame houses and the stone retaining walls on Winthrop, Eliot and South Streets. Situated on the doorstep of the country’s most prestigious college, its existing architecture and local traditions remain deeply connected to its academic history.
Blossoming over the centuries, today Harvard Square is an authentic urban village teeming with cultural diversity, leading the global discussion and pulsating with an unsurpassed twenty-first century vibe. World-renowned for its shopping, dining, cultural and historical offerings, each year, over 8 million visitors come to this place of history, books, ideas, and learning.
A stroll through Harvard Square will take you past a flurry of coffee houses, bookstores, restaurants and eclectic shops swarming with friendly locals. From the high-end to the DIY and everything in between, hand-made and one-of-a-kind treasures await at every turn.
Enjoy the phenomenal street-performances, the public discourses, the public art, and the lively music; every aspect of Harvard Square invites you to look a little closer, and make yourself at home.
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