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Facilities and Amenities Available

Please note: The Harvard Forest welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us at in advance of your participation or visit. 

Meeting Spaces | Dining Space | Food Service | Guided Tours & Walking Trails | Overnight Accommodations

Meeting Spaces

  • Available for groups of 5 - 100 people
  • All rooms pictured below have wireless connectivity, projection and computer hookup.
  • Several small "break out" spaces with wireless connectivity are available for groups up to 10 people
  • Accessible parking is at the rear of the building, and the accessible entrance is equipped with an automatic door opener. All meeting spaces, the dining space, and restroom facilities are located on an accessible route on the first floor of the building.

Meeting Space Overview

Map of Harvard Forest Meeting Spaces

Fisher Museum - suitable for 100 people in lecture seating or 45 in conference room seating with tables

Fisher Museum Meeting Space

Shaler Hall Seminar Room - suitable for 30 people

Seminar Room Meeting Space

Shaler Hall Conference Room - suitable for 12 people - video conferencing available.

Conference Room

Dining space

  • Shaler Hall Common Room is a multi-purpose space that can be arranged to accommodate 5 to 40 people at a sit down meal or up to 100 folks standing or 125 lecture style
    Dining Space at Harvard Forest 

Food Service

Forest staff can provide coffee and tea service to visiting groups year-round during business hours. For meals and off-hours coffee service, our staff can also recommend a variety of in-house caterers and off-site restaurants that can handle most budgets and various sized groups throughout the year. 

Guided Tours and Walking Trails

Guided tours of the Fisher Museum, natural history trails, and research sites may be arranged in advance with staff educators and researchers. Walking trails with interpretive natural history signs are also available 365 days a year for unguided exploration.

Overnight Accommodations

Available for up to 50 people in singles, doubles and triple rooms

  • All Units
    • have kitchens stocked with basic kitchen ware (pots, pans, plates, cups and utensils) and appliances (fridge/freezer, oven/stove, coffee maker and microwave)
    • Sheets, pillows, blankets, towels and soap bars are provided
    • Typically guests are expected to make their own beds and strip them prior to departure. Guests also must remove all perishable and non-perishable food items


  • Campus Overview map
  • Map of Harvard Forest Campus
  • Fisher House - max. occupancy is 23 including 14 bedrooms with 6.5 bathrooms. Not available last week in May through 3rd week in August
    Fisher House Dorms
  • Raup House - max. occupancy is 16 in 6 bedrooms with 3 full and 1 half baths
    Raup House Dorm
  • Community House
    • South dorm - max. occupancy of 6 in 4 bedrooms with 1 full bath 
    • Middle dorm - max. occupancy of 4 in 2 bedrooms with 1 full bath (available only occasionally as a joined unit to South) 

Community House