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Reviewed 6 August 2015

Someone told me that Harvard students pee on the shoe of John Harvard at night after the tourists are gone because the tourists all touch the shoe for good luck. I do not know if this is true...but I did learn that no one knows...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Rub the food....not thanks. I was told that this statue belongs to some guy who no one knows the name but it is certainly not Mr. Harvard. So I just passed the foot rubbing and went strait to the yard for a good walk.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank alerf
Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

Just happen to catch a tour group going thru CPUs so I got to catch the story so that made it a bit more interesting other than that, just a statue!

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

Not much to say about it It's a statue which apparently gets covered in urine so do not rub the foot unless you like inebriated students urine?

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank brussels_spouts
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Stop and pay homage….. Otherwise, who cares? Touring HArvard and the area around it is a wonderful adventure and if you are doing that, then the statues makes sense… Have a guide or guide book to understand the history and architecture. And it is all...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank SLRS5
Reviewed 21 April 2015

I'd love a survey of how many who touch the foot of John Harvard actually get in to Harvard and the myth goes vs those who never perform this ritual. It will be a part of any tour of Harvard.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank jroihl
Reviewed 15 April 2015

This is situated in the Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard students jokingly refer to this as the statue of the three great lies because of the information carved at the bottom of the statue. It states that John Harvard, Founder, 1638. However, Harvard was...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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