Where Boston's history is dominated by the American Revolution, Cambridge has a wealth of stories from over 375 years of being America's first college town. Home to abolitionists, literary luminaries, and of course, the nation's oldest institution of higher learning, Cambridge helped to shape our national identity in its formative years. Where there are politicians, philosophers, and collegiate rebels in close proximity, there are countless tales to tell.
It is the mission of Cambridge Historical Tours to bring the history of Cambridge and Harvard to life through entertaining and educational walking tours. Our costumed guides, playing characters from Cambridge history, provide an experience full of humor and stories that make learning history fascinating and fun.