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Cambridge City Hall

Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a city of paradoxes, where cutting-edge technology meets rich history, and vibrant academia is combined with a charming community spirit. For the curious traveler, this is one of the destinations in Massachusetts that not to be missed.


Location

Nestled in the bustling heart of Harvard Square, Cambridge City Hall is not just a civic building but a landmark of its own. It proudly identifies itself to visitors with its stately clock tower, which stands 194 feet tall and can be seen from various points in the city. The City Hall is conveniently accessible by public transportation, making it a prime stop on any tourist's itinerary.

History

The history of Cambridge City Hall is as rich and varied as the institutions it represents. Commissioned in the 1880s, the iconic building was designed by renowned architects Longfellow, Alden, and Harlow, who also designed many other prominent buildings in the area. The hall survived a massive fire in 1934, which destroyed the original roof and interior, but renovations swiftly restored the structure to its former glory, preserving its historic significance for generations to come.

What to See

Beyond its architectural beauty, Cambridge City Hall offers visitors a chance to glimpse into the civic life of the community. Inside, the spacious atrium serves as a venue for art installations and public events, showcasing local artists and community initiatives. The Joan Lorentz Park, named after the first Director of the Women's Commission, is a serene spot for reflection and offers a pleasant contrast to the urban bustle.

The Historical Commission also organizes building tours, allowing guests to admire the grand council chambers, where many important city decisions are made. Be sure to check for any special events or exhibitions that might coincide with your visit, it's an opportunity to not only learn about local history but also engage with the vibrant cultural scene.

Nearby Attractions

While the City Hall is a worthy destination, its central location means you're just a stone's throw away from many attractions that make Cambridge a must-visit city. Beyond the historic heart of Harvard Square, you'll find renowned institutions like Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the bustling Harvard Art Museums waiting to be explored.

If the arts are what you crave, the Brattle Theatre promises groundbreaking films and live performances right in the heart of the square. The cozy venue, entrenched in its cultural legacy, provides an intimate space to enjoy the latest in independent and classic cinema.


Plan Your Boston Tour with Boston Sightseeing

Exploring Cambridge City Hall and its neighboring attractions not only gives you a sense of the area's past and present but also a taste of the warm and intellectual community that defines Cambridge. Make sure to add this historic gem to your travel plans and witness the convergence of tradition and modernity that is quintessentially Cambridge.

With stops near the places like the Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, and the vibrant North End, you'll be able to soak in the history and atmosphere of one of the oldest cities in the United States. And with the option to hop on and off at your leisure, you can tailor the tour to your interests and schedule.

Our Tour Packages

Single Ride Pass

Single Ride Pass

$37.00

Explore Boston in 80 Minutes
  • City Tour Single Ride
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Hop-on Hop-off
  • Cambridge Tour
  • 80 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off All  Day

Hop-On Hop-Off All Day

$43.00

Boston City Sightseeing Tour
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Boston Tour
  • Double Decker Bus Tour
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 80 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off 24 Stops

Hop-On Hop-Off 24 Stops

$58.00

Hop-0n Hop-Off - Boston & Cambridge Tour
  • Hop-on Hop-off Boston Tour
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 200 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue, Orange, Purple Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Days

Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Days

$89.00

City Tour Highlights With 2 Days Pass
  • Hop-on Hop-off Boston Tour
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 200 Minutes Tour
  • 2 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue, Orange, Purple Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Night Tour

Night Tour

$43.00

Boston's Vibrant Evening Tour
  • City tour Single Ride
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Hop-on Hop-off
  • Cambridge Tour
  • 75 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue Route Tour

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