Harvard House (Stratford-upon-Avon) Reviews
Description:John Harvard's house. It is now the property of Harvard University. / Harvard House was the home of Katherine Rogers, ... more
Newest Review: ... until the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust took responsibility for it. In 1996 it became the Museum of British Pewter following the donation of a great deal of the stuff from a gentleman's private collection (I can only asssume he either got bored of it or his wife told him to stop clutttering up their home with it!) So now, the public has the opportunity to go inside, look round the house and, ... more
Customer Harvard House (Stratford-upon-Avon) Reviews (1)
by - written on 26/09/08 (Very useful, 52 readings)
Harvard House and the Museum of British Pewter, situated in the centre of Stratford on the High Street, within easy reach of the shops and just a short walk from Shakespeare's birthplace, is one of the 'tourist attractions' of the town. I have to say, however, I think the term 'attraction' has been used pretty loosely in this context. The house was built in 1596 by Thomas Rogers, whose grandson, John Harvard, emigrated to America in 1637 and died shortly afterwards. He left half of his money, books and estate to a small college in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which was renamed Harvard college in his honour and eventually became the well respected Harvard ... Read the complete review
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