John Harvard Statue
John Harvard Statue
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI991 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Our first visit to the Harvard University campus. Lots of students and families around on Sunday afternoon. Walking through Harvard Yard, we came across the John Harvard statue, surrounded by a crowd, watching as individuals and groups took their photos with John! Quite entertaining!!
Written 2 October 2023
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Sitta
Helsingborg, Sweden276 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
It is a statue of a sitting, rather cross man. His donation to the college did turn out into something great, and he is well worth remembering.
Written 6 March 2023
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theuncle2018
Scottsdale, AZ241 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I suppose its a must see because everyone was looking at it. And of course touching the foot. All of the greasy oils from people's hands polish it to a shiny gleam. Yuck. Considering the statue's location, everyone passes by so its the tourist attraction that you can't avoid. I did not see anyone pee on the statue but the whole area was dirty.
Written 2 August 2022
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Jordan
Hemel Hempstead, UK148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A great photo-op, until you realise that the statue is not actually John Harvard and the plaque is wrong!

Quite comical really but a very important piece of history anyways!
Written 2 August 2022
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JNYCwriter
New York City, NY7,541 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
The John Harvard statue is most certainly the most photographed at the University. You will even see crowds waiting for their chance to stand in front of the statue. It is easy to find located just inside the gates to the Harvard Yard. The campus is beautiful so you may want to expand your walking tour to see some of the other sites including a very impressive library where you may be able to determine who John Harvard actual was or was not.
Written 9 October 2020
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TraceM49
Hollis, NH245 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Just takes a moment. But it is a ‘must do’ when in Cambridge is to walk through Harvard Yard and pay your respects to John Harvard and run his shoe.
Written 15 March 2020
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Ken Q
Denver, United States826 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Lots of people were enjoying a visit to this statute. You can take pictures with it and rub the feet.
Written 23 February 2020
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djstatick
Lakewood, WA323 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
It’s a statue. That’s about it. Everyone wants to touch the shoe... I wouldn’t. People urinate on it.
Written 16 February 2020
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MaruBV
Mexico City, Mexico276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Something that should be done while in Boston. Just walking around the campus has a wicked feeling. Fun to see all the high school students visiting and presenting their respects to this statue for good luck in their application.
Written 9 February 2020
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Kelsey M
16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
I didn't know about this until I went there for myself but I guess legend says if you rub the feet of the statue, your kids will get into Harvard. I did not rub his feet.
Written 4 February 2020
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