Harvard University


Website: www.harvard.edu

Founded: 1636


First higher learning institution In the United States; Harvard College (as it was originally called) was founded in 1636.  The university is made of ten academic faculties; and is spread amongst three main campuses.  The Harvard Library is the largest academic library system in the world with 79 individual libraries (they hold over 20 million items). 

Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Harvard Museum of Natural History was founded in 1998 when three of the Harvard museums were combined into one (Harvard Zoology, Geology and Herbaria). The museum offers everything from dinosaurs to mammals, from precious stones to plant life are also displayed and shared at the museum.  

Fogg Museum

The oldest museum on campus, Fogg Museum was opened to the public in 1896.  It holds Western paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, photographs, prints and drawings from Middle Ages to now.  And their collection does include some famous paintings by Degas, Monet, Gauguin and Van Gogh. 

Busch-Reisinger Musem

Founded in 1901 the museum’s focus is around Germanic speaking parts of the world.  It is the only museum dedicated to that region.  

Arthur M. Sackler Museum

Founded in 1985; the museum holds a large collection of art from Asia.  While a large part of collection comes from China and Japan, they do include art and artifacts from Greece, Rome, Egypt, India and the Near East.  

Mr. Bartley’s Burgers

Featured in The Social Network and Good Will Hunting, this burger joint is part of life for any Harvard student.  It also servers some good burgers. 


If you are looking for some Harvard Merchandise then, you need to stop by COOP.  And if you are wondering what it stands for?  The Harvard/MIT Cooperative Society.  It was founded to provide merchandise at competitive prices. 

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