Situated north of Boston on the banks of the Charles River, Cambridge was settled by English Puritans in 1630. The two cities became inexorably linked when bridges that spanned the river were constructed in 1793 and 1809. Named in honor of the University of Cambridge, the city is home to the renowned universities Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Some polular stop's of Cambridge Tour
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Created in 1998, the Harvard Museum of Natural History exhibits the collection of the three research facilities that comprise the highly respected organization. These include the Herbaria, the Comparative Zoology and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum. Visitors can see the intact skeletons of a giraffe and three whales in the Great Mammal Hall. The Glass Flowers exhibit has more than 3,000 incredibly realistic models created by German artists Rudolph and Leopold Blaschka over a 50-year period.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Founded in 1861, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was originally located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. The school relocated to its current location along the Charles River in Cambridge in 1916 because the institute had outgrown its former location. An anonymous benefactor known as “Mr. X” funded the move. It was later determined that the philanthropist was George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Corporation. Constructed on former marshland, many of the neoclassical buildings on the “New Technology” campus were designed by the world-renowned Beaux-Arts architect William W. Bosworth.
Established in 1770, Cambridge Common is a 16-acre National Historic Landmark. William Dawes rode through the park during his famous midnight ride. According to a local legend, George Washington assumed command of the Continental Army on the Common beneath an elm. A commemorative plaque marks the location of the tree, which toppled in 1923.
Cambridge Tour Stop List:
• Brattle Square
• Cambridge Common
• Central Square
• Charles River
• Charles River Bike Path
• Harvard Bridge and the Smoot
• Harvard Museum of Natural History
• Harvard Square
• Harvard University
• Harvard Yard
• John Harvard Statue
• Kendall Square
• Longfellow House
• Memorial Drive
• Mount Auburn Cemetery
• Out Of Town News
• Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
• Porter Square