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Reviewed October 5, 2019

Statue like a statue. You can go there and take a picture. That's all. It will take you less than 5 minutes :)

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank piotrh1982
Reviewed August 31, 2019

It is called the 3 lies statue. 1. Even though John Harvard's name is on the statue; it isn't his image. 2. John Harvard wasn't the founder of Harvard. 3. It is written on the stature 1638.....Harvard was founded in 1636. For some reason people...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2019 via mobile

It is said that this is the third most photographed statue in the United States, behind the Statue of Liberty and the Lincoln Memorial. A tour guide I overheard while here said so. I don’t know if that it true or it is just someone’s...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed August 9, 2019

Lincoln memorial, Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore and atlas at the rock are probably the most famous statues in the US. This is the obligatory statue of the founder, usually abused by student and photographed by tourists, but not this one. Long line of snap...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

This seems be oneof those photo ops everyone needs to get. A nice statue in one of the quads. Lots of Mythology wrapped around the statue.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

We all Took a picture by the Statue and I heard a lot of not so Good stories about Kissing the Statue.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

My dad is a huge fan of Aaron Sorkin's screenwriting, he can almost recite the dialogue by heart! No wonder he insisted for us to pay respect to this particular statue, of all the statues around Boston area. People actually line up to have their...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019

Even though it is a must stop at Harvard it is a bit inaccurate., However, visitors beware. Our guide said the students do leave a little umm mark on the statue so although rubbing the foot is tradition, I did not Attempt! Great photo op...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank StaceyinMN
Reviewed June 1, 2019

Lots of graduating students were having their pictures taken with this famous (in Cambridge) statue. You can see where lots of people have polished his shoes with their hands.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ruth G
Reviewed May 14, 2019

I can't believe this is even listed as a destination. There were long lines waiting to touch his foot which has been worn down from all the touching. Bleck, too many germy possibilities here.

Date of experience: May 2019
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