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The Grove Street Cemetery - History Beneath Your Feet

As the oldest chartered burial ground in the United States, the Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven, CT serves as the final resting place of some of history's most eminent figures. These distinctions have earned the cemetery a place on the National Historic Landmarks, one of nine landmarks within the the city of New Haven. Today this urban landmark welcomes visitors with beautifully landscaped pathways that wind through a geometric pattern that mimics the nine historic squares in the downtown area. Pay your respects at the graves of Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin, or Noah Webster.


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 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p..m., daily. The last daily entry time is 3:30 p.m.


  • Governor's Foot Guard July 4th Celebration
  • Memorial Day Tour of Civil War Veterans
  • Colonial Gravestones & Typographic Standards


  • Guided Walking Tours
  • Self-Guided Tours
  • Historic Grave Sites


  • What is the Best Way to Get around Yale university

    Being located throughout the heart of New Haven, navigating the Yale campus is made simple through ample parking, timely and plentiful mass transit and active transportation options.
  • How can I schedule a campus tour?

    Yale University offers a wide array of tours for all abilities and interests. From Self Guided and MP3 tours, to guided private and group tours, Yale tours offer a glimpse into the campus and history of the prestigious University

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