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The following is a list of individuals, institutions, and companies that offer tours of Cambridge.  The Historical Commission cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented on any of these tours and does not endorse any tour in particular.

"Three Walking Tours of Cambridge," self guided tour maps
produced by Hammond Residential Real Estate, 2 Brattle Square
Dixon, Vincent: Cambridge Advantage Tours
Agassiz Neighborhood Path, self guided Friends of Fresh Pond

Bahne, Charles  phone: 617-354-0539

Guide to Cambridge Architecture** out of print book for self guided tours; reference copy available at the Cambridge Historical Commission
Boston by Foot Harvard University
Boston City Walks

Historic New England (formerly SPNEA)
      Cooper-Frost-Austin House Innovation Odyssey Historic Camb. Collaborative: Washington Takes
Command (map of Rev. sites available at CHC)
Cambridge Arts Council,
self guided tour of Public Art
Jane Jacobs Walk

Cambridge Bicyle Committee,
Bike Tours,
can be self-guided

LaRue, Donna 
phone: 781-306-0724; e-mail:

Cambridge Center for Adult Education
(see Courses, History)

Literary Trail of Greater Boston

Cambridge Discovery Days Tales of Olde Cambridge,
Walking Tours of Harvard Square

Cambridge Historical Society: Hooper Lee Nichols House guided tour  
Cambridge and the American Revolution cell phone tour
Cambridgeport History Map self guided tour
Candy Making in Cambridge self guided tour
Central Square Then & Now online exhibit
Culinary Cambridge self guided tour
If This House Could Talk, self guided tours of site markers for annual Cambridgeport History Day
William James in Cambridge self guided tour

Longfellow National Historic Site

Cambridge Historical Tours Margaret Fuller's New England: Where She Lived, Worked and Visited self guided tour

Cambridge Office for Tourism

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge Public Library (spring garden tour)

Mount Auburn Cemetery

Cambridge Walks

Old Town Trolley Tours

Charles Riverboat Tours (boat and bus tours) Trademark Tours
CHC East Cambridge Walking Tour Brochure (1977)* self guided
CHC Old Cambridge Walking Tour Brochure (1985)
* self guided
CHC Cambridge During the Revolution Brochure (1985)* self guided
Women's History Self Guided Tours: Area 4, Cambridgeport, Riverside & C'port, Mid Cambridge

*Please note that these CHC walking tour brochures were printed over 20 years ago. The house colors, days, hours, and admission charges (if any) listed for some of the referenced sites are likely out of date. Please check with the individual institution for up to date hours of operation and admission info.

**Though out of print, Robert Rettig's Guide to Cambridge Architecture: Ten Walking Tours (1969, 1980) is a good book for self guided architectural tours of the city. The book can often be found in used bookstores or online.


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