Cambridge is one of the largest scientific centers of the United States. Here are located Astrophysics Scientific Center, Harvard University, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The town is famous not only by large number of scientific centers. This is also the oldest center of book printing. The first printing machine started working here yet in 1638. You can find out more about the history of the appearance of first books in one of the museums of Cambridge.
The town was founded in 1630. At that time it was named New Town. Six years later was founded Harvard University, and two years later it was decided to rename this city in the name of the famous UK scientific center Cambridge. The story of this town is rich and diversified. In 17-18 centuries this place had the status of the cultural capital. Here was formed American army, the Commander in Chief of which became George Washington in 1775.
Besides the observation of internationally famous scientific centers, you can visit several museums and find out more about the history of development of the city. Longfellow Museum is known as one of the famous cultural sights of the region. Many years ago here lived and worked the famous writer. The museum exhibits a collection of his manuscripts. The inner decoration of the house hasn’t changed since that time. Just like any other modern city, Cambridge offers to its guests a large number of restaurants and bars. Many of them work till late hours. Trading centers and shops will entertain tourists by wide choice of goods. You will find there apparel, perfumes, jewelry and much more.