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History & Tours

Innovative people tackling the challenges of the day have driven the evolution of Kendall Square from marsh land to a globally recognized innovation ecosystem. Multiple cycles of change have made Kendall Square the most innovative square mile on the planet today.

In this section:

A History of Kendall Square

Kendall’s origin story is one of happy accidents and intentional partnerships. Our “power of proximity” as we like to call it. With so much globally recognized talent in this small corner of the world, our community bursts with possibilities to engage on issues of import, to supercharge advances in human health, technology, and beyond.

Kendall Tours

Join us for a guided tour of Kendall Square’s public spaces, businesses and history of innovation and transformation. We’ll end the tour at a local Kendall restaurant for a quick lunch. Happening from 12 – 1 PM.

The Innovation Trail

The Innovation Trail is a way to experience, learn about, and be inspired by four centuries of world, changing breakthroughs from Boston and Cambridge. Join one of their scheduled walking tours, or use their website to guide you on your own stroll, through the history of science, medicine, entrepreneurship, and technology.