Burnside Fountain (The Turtle Boy), Worcester

Burnside Fountain (The Turtle Boy), Worcester (must see)

Burnside Fountain is a drinking fountain. Intended to provide fresh water for people, horses and dogs, its pink granite watering trough and pedestal were designed by architect Henry Bacon, who later designed the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Atop its pedestal sits Boy with a Turtle, a bronze statue of a youth riding a hawksbill sea turtle, created by sculptor Charles Y. Harvey. The statue is affectionately nicknamed "Turtle Boy."

In the tradition of the Manneken Pis in Brussels, "Turtle Boy" is now a mascot for Worcester: a local music contest is named the Turtle Boy Music Award; a local brewer produces Turtle Boy Blueberry Ale, and the Turtle Boy Urban Gardeners, a group of volunteers, maintain the garden surrounding the fountain.
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Sight Name: Burnside Fountain (The Turtle Boy)
Sight Location: Worcester, USA (See walking tours in Worcester)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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