Stratford’s hidden gem!
Harvard House is one of Stratford-upon-Avon’s most striking Elizabethan town houses, at what is now 26 High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has been caring for Harvard House on behalf of Harvard University since 1990. Explore this unique three-storey town house, learn about its fascinating story (and connection to Havard University) and admire the fine exterior oak carvings, 16th Century stained glass and painted panels within.
Currently closed – opens for special occasions (such as Heritage Open Days)
Access to Harvard House can be gained via a public high street. There is a single step into the property, with an access ramp available on request.
On the ground floor, visitors can explore information panels explaining the history of Harvard House and Stratford-upon-Avon. Large print guides and a hearing loop are available, as well as a virtual tour using a touch screen device (on request).
There are three steps leading to a mezzanine floor and a further two floors accessed via stairs. Owing to the age of the building, please note that floors and staircases are uneven in places throughout the property, and that there are some areas of low-lighting.
Unfortunately there is no access to the upper floors of the property for wheelchair users and no public toilet.