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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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