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Address: Harvard House 26 High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AU, England
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+44 1789 204507
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

The ancestral home of John Harvard, founder of America's most famous...

The ancestral home of John Harvard, founder of America's most famous University.

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Small but interesting

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.

Reviewed 17 February 2017
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 nothing much to rave about. It's part of the three-houses ticket of the Shakespeare houses,... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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.

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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111 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 the prosperous merchant class of the time.

Thank CaravanDad
Hobart, Australia
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384 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
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 introduction. The house was built in 1596 by Thomas Rogers and it’s one of the... More 

Thank Mike S
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The museum section will keep you enthralled and the house itself is a wonderful example of tudor architecture.

Thank Helen K
Evesham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is great and very educational for all ages. One ticket gets you into several of Shakespears attractions. Spent a nice hour looking around this interesting old place

Thank tinar0we
Reading, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Who knew there ws a link between Stratford, England and Harvard USA? A beatifully preserved building withan amazing history.

Thank Jackie D
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Nice to read about the UK connection to Harvard University in my home country. Small house, nice to continue to understand the history of the time. Quiet visit, only a few couples there during my friend's and my visit.

Thank JenAndJay33
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

There was a strong American theme here and for a good reason. Lots of helpful information from staff and very friendly. The home of the Harvard university founder. Definitely worth a visit for all the USA tourists.

Thank Meloney B

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