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Local New Haven, CT Attractions

Explore the Many Great Things to Do Minutes From New Haven Hotel

Find the best of New Haven, from landmark attractions to fun things to do, right at your doorstep when you stay at the New Haven Hotel in the heart of downtown New Haven, CT. As one of the oldest cities in the United States, New Haven has had over three centuries to refine its cultural legacy for residents and visitors. Today, timeless historic sites and diverse local entertainment can be uncovered at every turn. From world-class art galleries and live theater to boutique shopping and dining in historic downtown squares, there's something new to discover every day.

Explore the best of the city from the New Haven Hotel. To help plan your New Haven experience, our staff will be happy to recommend things to do and see, from well-known sites to off-the-beaten-path hidden gems.

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Yale University Campus

One of the oldest and most historic universities in North America, Yale is home to several museums, art collections, and public buildings.

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College Street Music Hall

College Street Music Hall (CSMH) opened on the site of the old Palace and Roger Sherman Theatres on May 1st of 2015. Located in the heart of downtown New Haven’s arts and entertainment district, CSMH joins the scene as the hub for live music performance in New Haven and all of Southern New England.

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Shubert Theater

Two years after opening their first Shubert Theatre in New York City, the Shubert Brothers built the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut in 1914.  It is home to pre-Broadway shows and musicals.

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Yale Center for British Art

Located on Chapel Street on the campus of Yale University, the Yale Center for British Art contains the largest collection of works of British art outside of the United Kingdom. The center was established in 1966 when Paul Mellon, a 1929 Yale University graduate, gifted his British art collection to the university.

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Yale University Art Gallery

The Yale University Art Gallery houses a significant and encyclopedic collection of art in several buildings on the campus of Yale University in New Haven.

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New Haven Visitor Center

Explore the hundreds of restaurants and entertainment offerings New Haven has in store for your next visit.

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Connecticut Children's Museum

the Connecticut Children's Museum is the largest and oldest children’s museum in Connecticut. Founded in 1927 as the Children’s Museum of Hartford, it was later known as the Science Center of Connecticut before becoming the Children’s Museum. The museum features interactive exhibits, the second largest planetarium in New England, more than a hundred live animals, and much more.

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Amistad Park

The Amistad Memorial in New Haven, Connecticut is a bronze sculpture created by Ed Hamilton to recognize the events of the 1839 Amistad Affair. The affair was a kidnapping of 53 Africans and their subsequent mutiny aboard La Amistad.

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New Haven Green

Located on Church Street, the New Haven Green is a historic park in downtown New Haven. Consisting of 16 acres, it is a privately owned park that originally served as the central square of a nine-square settlement plan designed by John Brockett, one of the original Puritan colonists. The park, along with three architecturally important 19th-century churches, was designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark District.

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Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is a science museum located on Whitney Avenue at Yale University. Founded in 1866 by philanthropist George Peabody, it is one of the world’s oldest and largest natural history museums. The museum’s Great Hall of Dinosaurs is well known and includes The Age of Reptiles, a 110-foot (34 meters) long mural, as well as a mounted Brontosaurus.

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Carousel & Lighthouse Point Park

The Carousel and Lighthouse Point Park, located on Lighthouse Road in the East Shore area of New Haven, is a carousel ride that dates from the 1920s. The carousel building was constructed in 1916 and is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.

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