One reason many people enjoy touring the MIT campus is to take in the beautiful architecture. The Maclaurin Buildings refer to buildings 3, 4 and 10, which are typically shown in media and postcard shots, forming a U-shape around Killian Court. Building 10 is particularly interesting, with a colonnade facade and massive dome reminiscent of Rome’s Pantheon. The Kresge Auditorium is another building beloved for its architecture, touted along with the nearby Chapel as a prime example of mid-Century modern architecture in the United States. And don’t miss the Stata Center, with its peculiar and striking angular design, and the avant-garde Simmons Hall. Fore sourvenirs and MIT logo gear, stop by the MIT Coop Shop and peruse its wide selection.
As MIT is located on the Charles River, it’s also a great place to enjoy a picnic, see pretty sailboards drifting by, go for a run or just take photographs of the peaceful scenery.
Tours & Tickets
Enjoy a full day in Boston and Cambridge! Highlights of the full day tour include visits to Harvard and MIT, the Massachusetts State House and Trinity Church, ... Read more
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 1 day (approx.)
See the historical sights and famous universities of the Boston area on this full-day trip from New York City. After a scenic drive through Connecticut, arrive ... Read more
Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
Enjoy a 60-minute, fully-narrated sightseeing cruise along the Charles River. Your captain and crew will both entertain and educate while pointing out the ... Read more
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Duration: 70 minutes (approx.)