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Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Greater Boston area. It was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England. Cambridge is most famous for two prominent universities, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 101,355. It is the fifth most populous city in the state.

Points of interest:

City Hall
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Cooper-Frost-Austin House
Elmwood House
Asa Gray House
Hooper-Lee-Nichols House
Longfellow National Historic Site
Middlesex County Courthouse
O'Reilly Spite House. In 1908, Francis O'Reilly owned an investment parcel of land in West Cambridge and approached his abutting land neighbor to sell the land for a gain.[39] After the neighbor refused to buy the land, O'Reilly built a 308-square-foot (28.6 m2) building, measuring thirty-seven feet long and only eight feet wide, to spite the neighbor.[39] The O'Reilly Spite House still is standing and is occupied by The Real Estate Cafe.[39]
Harvard Art Museum, including the Busch-Reisinger Museum, the Fogg Art Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum
Harvard Museum of Natural History, including the Glass Flowers collection
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
MIT Museum
List Visual Arts Center
Alewife Brook Reservation
Charles River
Cambridge Common
Fresh Pond
Harvard Bridge
Longfellow Bridge
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Christ Church, Cambridge
Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church
Plymouth Brethren meet at The Gospel Room on Norfolk Street

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How to get to Cambridge

By Air:
Logan International Airport, Boston. This is the closest option and is serviced by the MBTA public transportation. The Silver Line, a special bus route come every ten minutes during the day, and every 15 minutes early morning and late evening. For $2.00 (Charlie Ticket) or $1.75 (Charlie Card), it takes you directly to South Station (20 minutes travel time), where there is a free connection to the Red Line, which goes to Cambridge. Free shuttles also provide service to the Blue Line Airport station; one may take the Blue Line in from the airport to the Green Line (transfer at Government Center), the Green Line to the Red Line (transfer at Park Street), and the Red Line to whatever stop in Cambridge is closest. A taxi to Cambridge will cost you about $28-$35, including tolls and tip, and take about 15-20 minutes, depending on traffic.

or (about one hour away):

Manchester - Boston Regional Airport, in Manchester, New Hampshire.
T. F. Green Airport, Warwick, Rhode Island.

By Train:
AMTRAK train service is available to nearby Boston from many east coast cities.

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