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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Everyone visiting Harvard wants to get their picture taken with the John Harvard statue. There was a bit of a queue when we were there, but you just have to do it! His left foot is a bit worn away as everyone rubs it for...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

I saw this statue on campus with several dozen tourists crowded around it. I thought it must be a pretty impressive statue, but when I got closer, it seemed to be pretty average. Now that I know that people pee on his foot, I'm glad...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This was a honour for the great man who built this university which made world changed personnel. Lots of people busy taking photos in front of it

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Anuruddhaw
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you visit Harvard Yard, you have to stop and see the statue of John Harvard. Have your photo taken with him.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank RosemaryKN
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The statue has been rated with three lies which I have heard from my guide. The actual year of Harvard university is not 1963. Harvard is not the first founder and the statue is not the real Harvard picture and someone was asked to portray...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Soe S
Reviewed 5 July 2017

There are 2 options- the $12 paid tour or the free tour. I enjoyed the free tour. It lasted for 1 hour.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

The john harvard status story of rubbing the shoe for good luck but that students pee on it as initiations ritual. Interesting

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

That said, many Harvard boys want to pee on Mr. Harvard's shoes (I guess Harvard girls wouldn't do it because the question remain how they do it). As a male, I admit the difficulty of doing so myself...so never mind, the guys taking pictures before...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank simonfung888
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

John Harvard, one of the founders of Harvard University, was an English-American Clergyman & Philanthropist. His most impressive gift to the school was his 400-volume scholar's library. He suffered the misfortune of succumbing to tuberculosis @ about age 30. Daniel Chester French of Concord sculpted...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The history of it is that it is not really the likeness of John Harvard. His likenesses were all burned in a series of fires. It makes for a great place for a picture and a story.

Date of experience: June 2017
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