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Grove Street Cemetery

227 Grove St, New Haven, CT 06511-6806
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227 Grove St, New Haven, CT 06511-6806

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Give yourself plenty of time to stroll these lanes. There's a true diversity of headstones and memorials represented here: nearly 400 years' worth, many different religions, languages, and artistic styles. The setting is beautiful; we were there on a Sunday afternoon, and though the cemetery...More

Thank NatureGoddess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pick up a map at the gatehouse and stroll through a peaceful and shady cemetery. Several people of note are here. We liked Eli Whitney's grave and Glenn Miller's memorial. So many interesting and beautiful stones also.

Thank Lola2104
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed taking a walk through this peaceful cemetery. The office was open and they kindly gave us a map. We loved being able to see Eli Whitney and Noah Webster's graves.

Thank Stephanie T
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Grove Street is not only tranquil and beautiful it's also a history of New Haven and Connecticut with the famous people interred there. If you are walking around the Yale campus, take a few minutes to visit Grove Street. it is a well cared for...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Just a few blocks from downtown, this is a great place for a traffic-free, shady walk on a hot day. You can see the graves of Yale presidents and profs or Eli Whitney and colonial worthies, as well as modern resting places. Closes at 4...More

Thank BJaneH
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I had a meditative wander through this historic cemetery. Certain paths had been cleared of snow, leaving the rest shining in the sun. Very much worth the time if visiting the Yale campus.

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Grove Street has everything a history or cemetery lover would enjoy. It is not a massive cemetery but the scope of important people buried there makes up for that. Maps are available online and I suggest grabbing one to make the most of your visit...More

1  Thank Lou L
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The tour guides are volunteers and know everything about the cemetary, which is one of the first interracial plots in the U.S. So many stories, that we could not hear all of them in the hour-long tour, but you can also walk around anytime without...More

Thank KTHD65
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Some graves -- of those of small children or those that have been washed away by age -- are very stirring and emotional for me. Others are incredibly massive memorials, statues really, and they obviously convey a story of wealth and good fortune for those...More

1  Thank ChipCache
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I am ashamed to admit that I have lived in the area my entire life, and had never taken a tour of this cemetery until last week! I knew there were many many renowned people buried there, to it was nice to have the tour...More

Thank da0802
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