Harvard, town (1990 pop. 12,329), Worcester co., E central Mass.; inc. 1732. A Shaker house and cemetery, a Native American museum, and a Harvard observatory are there. A museum on the site of Fruitlands, a cooperative vegetarian community founded by Bronson Alcott, is in the area. Nearby Fort Devens closed in 1996.

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