Virtual Visit

In advance of — or as a substitute for — an in-person visit, please check out these virtual experiences to familiarize yourself with the Boston region,  Harvard University,  and the GSD.

and, if you like, and will be in attendance in-person, sign up for the free Cambridge-Boston Field Trip, on Saturday Jun 11.

Local Coronavirus Conditions

Boston, MAssachusetts:

Harvard / GSD:


Visit the GSD’s website

or the Department of Landscape Architecture’s

See a video presentation of the GSD’s technical resources (Computing and Digital Fabrication) prepared for the GSD’s Spring 2021 Open House.


Visit the Harvard website and an on-line tour created by the Harvard Admissions office for prospective students.

Boston Area

For a special treat, join GSD Emeritus Professor Alex Krieger on his 30-minute iconic tour of Boston

See a list of Virtual Tours of  Boston area cultural resources.

Visit the Arnold Arboretum’s Interactive Map.

Explore the parks of the Charles River watershed.

Explore the Trustees of Reservations’ collection of places of outstanding historic, ecological, and scenic value.

Explore the under-appreciated Boston Harbor Islands State and National Park

Travel / Transportation

Read about Boston’s Logan International Airport:

and all about the MBTA Public Transportation system (“the T“); think about getting a “Charlie Card” or 1-day or 1-week Link Pass for your stay in the area; and learn more about who “Charlie” was!


June in Cambridge is usually quite comfortable, typically in the low 70s °F ( low 20’s °C ) . It may rain.

National Weather Service forecast for Cambridge, MAss


Boston is in the US Eastern Time Zone; UTC – 4 hours in “EDT Eastern Daylight Time ” in June (starting March 1 in 2022);
( UTC – 5 hours in “Standard Time” October – March. )