About our Public Tour of MIT:
Trademark Tours’ public tour of MIT is hosted by charismatic MIT students. Our dynamic and knowledgeable staff entertain and inspire with stories about MIT history and personal experience at the university they call home. The research and innovation that happens at MIT has a profound and direct impact on lives around the globe. Our 70 minute walking tour highlights these stories and brings alive one of the most interesting campuses in the world.
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Public Tour Calendar
- Tours run 7 days a week, year round
- Weekday tours run at 12:30, Sat & Sun tours run at 11:30, 12:30, & 1:30
- Starting Nov 1, Tours run at 12:30 only, 7 days a week
- Click here to view our full schedule and book
- Tours start outside the main Kendall Square Red Line subway station
- You’ll find your guide on the sidewalk in the center of Kendall Square
- Look for the large sculpture of the letters “KSQ” and the Chipotle restaurant
- Our tours end at the MIT COOP, however this is not our starting location
MIT Tour Rates
- Adult (18+): $12.00
- Senior (60+): $10.50
- Child/Student (4-17): $10.50
- Infant (3 and under): Free
Our public tour of MIT will include three main themes:
- MIT History: From its roots in Boston to its staggering growth today
- MIT Culture: Frozen pumpkin drops, dorm mascots, and secret pranks – MIT culture is stranger than fiction!
- Famous MIT alumni: You may not recognize all of their names, but you will certainly know their inventions!
Main Tour Stops
MIT’s campus is hard to navigate – good thing you’ll have a top-notch tour guide to make sure you see all the important sites. We’ll cover the following… and then some!
- Kendall Square & the Stata Center
- The Green Building
- Great Dome
- Harvard (Mass Ave) Bridge
- Lobby 7 & the Infinite Corridor
Harvard/MIT Combo Tickets Available!
After your tour of MIT you’ll want to take a tour of that other famous university in Cambridge…Harvard! Trademark Tours runs a brilliant public tour of Harvard, led by Harvard students. Enjoy a discount when you purchase our tour of MIT and our tour of Harvard at the same time. Tickets can be redeemed any day and any time, so there’s lots of scheduling flexibility. Please budget 30 minutes to get from Harvard to MIT. Transportation is NOT included.