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Grove Street Cemetery

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Reviewed 7 November 2018

You can get a tour or walk through on your own. Lots of famous people are buried in Grove Street cemetery and the sculpture work is interesting too.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mike l
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Grove Street Cemetery is unique to New Haven and well worth a visit. Headstones writings can be unusual. And yes, there are famous people buried there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RBCT
Reviewed 24 July 2018

There is nothing that beats the peace of walking in the cemetery. Granted, there was a lot of construction nearby to harsh the normally super calm stillness but this is a beautiful historic cemetery. I had no idea I would run across Eli Whitney himself....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank joopca
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Great historical site and Photo opportunity ... interesting monuments and engravings... worth a visit when seeing Yale

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JJFlash7
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Lots of interesting and beautiful monuments, and plenty of notables buried here. I strongly recommend the guided tour if you can time it right.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank NatureGoddess
Reviewed 4 October 2017

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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank MrsBenTarr
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank BJaneH
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