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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This iconic statue is at the center on any visit to Harvard Yard. Be sure to snap a photo of your family members touching the foot of the sculpture for good luck. Ask someone to tell you the story behind the statue.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank JWC87
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This tour was informative, moderately paced, and well worth the time. The student guide was personable and well prepared.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank fsmith1959
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Why would the uni retain this ? As a "joke" ? It's not John Harvard. He wasn't the founder of the university and it's the wrong date. "The three lies". If you know that and that's the reason, well done. If you didn't, don't take...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Ali921
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

It’s a statue, I had no idea who the guy was until I took the tour! Interesting to hear about him though. Apparently it’s the 3rd most photographed statue in the states. Lots of people touch it whilst getting a photo. Not something I would...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Tracy-A-Scott
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This statue of the founder/namesake of Harvard University sits across from the main gates. It is very close to the building it sits in front of and is stately and smaller than expected. The toes of his shoes appear to be rubbed for luck as...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We went there because this is listed in every tour guide, including TA. We heard different stories about the controversy of Mr.Harvard being the Founder of the University or not, the belief of luck and ofcourse the pee on the shoes. Fun it was to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank YatriForever
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Great statue of John Harvard, but it gets super crowded with tourists and students trying to get to class/dorms.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank rzsandoval
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This statue of John Harvard honors the prime founder of Harvard. His status as founder is slightly controversial. He was one of a number of people involved, but his deathbed bequest which provided the highest amount towards the founding and his donation of his considerable...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 15 September 2017

You will spot this statue from afar as there will be a crowd of tourists and people attempting to have their photo taken with it whilst touching it for luck! I admired from afar as the tourists there whilst I visited sadly did not know...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank victorian986
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Central point of Harvard's main campus, John Harvard Statue itself is of no interest. They are not even sure who he is. But how I said, you'll probably take a picture of it while visiting the campus!

Date of experience: August 2017
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