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Harvard House

Harvard House 26 High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AU, England
+44 1789 204507
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The ancestral home of John Harvard, founder of America's most famous University.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Harvard House 26 High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AU, England
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+44 1789 204507
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Lovely historic house but in need of significant repair and preservation. Where is the USA and the funding that could preserve this closely associated house ?

Thank R-R2025
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Of all the times I have been in the town, My daughter which I brought on this trip asked to go inside. Glad we did,But is is very small and if there is a large group it is hard to maneuver. But that being said,...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Splendid timber wood construction that was situated just opposite the Guild Chapel. The hose belonged to John Harvard of Harvard University fame. Pause at least for a picture.

Thank Mike N
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

It's a real pity its closed... wonder why?, Having visited Harvard it was really interesting visiting the connection halfway across the world. Even from the outside its worth strolling past to take a look. There is an ice cream shop opposite, so why not buy...More

Thank TravelBug282
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

A beautiful 16th century timber wood house which lies just opposite of the "New House" of Shakespeare and the Guild Chapel. It has an interesting connection to Harvard University in the USA.

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

The Harvard House spreads its exhibits over the three floors of the old building and seems to be aimed more at children or teenagers. It has several hands-on interactive exhibits and little note cards telling of customs of the olden days. It's quite interesting, but...More

Thank Shinylifeforme
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Managed to visit this place before it was closed. Very interesting and it is a shame it has now been closed.

Thank pax27nch
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

We visited here as part of our attraction ticket. It's very small and doesn't take long to look around but we liked it and the architecture is very interesting.

Thank SarahCahill
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

If it were not owned by the influential Harvard University, perhaps this house would have been demolished long ago. It was the house where one of the early benefactors of Harvard University lived. Small and cramped, it gives a wonderful insight into living conditions of...More

Thank CaravanDad
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is not a Shakespeare property – it was only open when we were there to make up for the fact that New Place and Nash’s House were both closed for restoration. We were the only ones there and a lady gave us a good...More

Thank Mike S
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JoyceMaria73
18 July 2015|
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Response from ShakespeareBT | Property representative |
Hi Joyce, thanks for getting in touch. The emblems above the fireplace in the Joyne Chamber have been created by a technique called pargetting. In general this was used on the outside of a building so it is rather unusual... More
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