"John Harvard Statue" Harvard Square - Harvard University Tip by Tijavi

  Go ahead, rub the foot at your own peril!
by Tijavi
 
  • Go ahead, rub the foot at your own peril! - Boston
      Go ahead, rub the foot at your own peril!
    by Tijavi
  • John Harvard Statue - Boston
  • John Harvard Statue - Boston
 

Harvard Yard's most famous attraction, popular to both alumni and tourists. It is a magnet for tourists with shutter-happy tendencies - like me. As the name suggests, it is a tribute to the university's main benefactor, the Puritan cleric John Harvard.

A SERIOUS WARNING TO TOURISTS: Never succumb to the temptation of rubbing the statue's left foot (this is not St Peter's statue in Vatican City!); it is reported that Harvard students urinate on this very same foot! You've been warned!!!

Address: Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
Directions: Red Line to Harvard

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 21, 2010
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