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Harvard House

Harvard House 26 High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AU, England
+44 1789 204507
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The ancestral home of John Harvard, founder of America's most famous University.
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Harvard House 26 High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AU, England
+44 1789 204507
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

A beautiful 16th century timber wood house which lies just opposite of the "New House" of Shakespeare and the Guild Chapel. It has an interesting connection to Harvard University in the USA.

Thank gourmet_ou_gourmand
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The Harvard House spreads its exhibits over the three floors of the old building and seems to be aimed more at children or teenagers. It has several hands-on interactive exhibits and little note cards telling of customs of the olden days. It's quite interesting, but...More

Thank Shinylifeforme
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Managed to visit this place before it was closed. Very interesting and it is a shame it has now been closed.

Thank pax27nch
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We visited here as part of our attraction ticket. It's very small and doesn't take long to look around but we liked it and the architecture is very interesting.

Thank SarahCahill
Reviewed 11 January 2017

If it were not owned by the influential Harvard University, perhaps this house would have been demolished long ago. It was the house where one of the early benefactors of Harvard University lived. Small and cramped, it gives a wonderful insight into living conditions of...More

Thank CaravanDad
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is not a Shakespeare property – it was only open when we were there to make up for the fact that New Place and Nash’s House were both closed for restoration. We were the only ones there and a lady gave us a good...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The museum section will keep you enthralled and the house itself is a wonderful example of tudor architecture.

Thank Helen K
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is great and very educational for all ages. One ticket gets you into several of Shakespears attractions. Spent a nice hour looking around this interesting old place

Thank tinar0we
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Who knew there ws a link between Stratford, England and Harvard USA? A beatifully preserved building withan amazing history.

Thank Jackie D
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Nice to read about the UK connection to Harvard University in my home country. Small house, nice to continue to understand the history of the time. Quiet visit, only a few couples there during my friend's and my visit.

Thank JenAndJay33
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18 July 2015|
Response from ShakespeareBT | Property representative |
Hi Joyce, thanks for getting in touch. The emblems above the fireplace in the Joyne Chamber have been created by a technique called pargetting. In general this was used on the outside of a building so it is rather unusual... More