Cambridge Discovery Days 2012


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Discover Cambridge with free walks and events on a variety of Cambridge topics, in neighborhoods throughout the city.  On Saturday, Aug. 4, explore Kendall Square with Charles Sullivan, Executive Director of the Cambridge Historical Commission;  go back in time to Captain’s Island (today’s Magazine Beach);  learn about Cambridge’s early contributions to the Civil War;  meet Clara Barton, “Angel of the Battlefield” and founder of the American Red Cross.

On Saturday, Aug. 11, discover modern architecture in Old Cambridge;  stroll along historic Harvard Street;  learn about the life of the poet and scholar James Russell Lowell;  explore behind the scenes at Fresh Pond.   

Programs begin at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day, all across the city. No reservations are necessary for most events—simply meet the guide at the spot where the tour begins or gather at the site where an event takes place—and off you go!  For more information: weekdays, contact the Historical Commission at 617- 349-4683 or; anytime, contact the Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site at 617-876-4491.

For the complete Discovery Days tour schedule, visit:

Visiting City Hall

Cambridge City Hall

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 02139
Ph: 617-349-4000
TTY: 617-349-4242

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

City Department Directory

Richard C. Rossi
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager