Grove Street Cemetery
Grove Street Cemetery
4.5
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John S., Branford CT
Branford, CT7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Nationally famous people in Grove Street Cemetery, such as Charles Goodyear, Noah Webster and others. If included with other sight-seeing in New Haven, including "location shots" for an Indiana Jones movie, and a stop for New Haven's famous pizzas, it makes for good day.
Written 21 May 2023
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT2,612 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
This National Historic Landmark opened in 1797 and is the oldest cemetery in the nation. The only way you can enter the grounds is through the cemetery 's main entrance. Walking dogs is permitted but only on leashes. Some of the famous residents that are buried here include Eli Whitney, Noah Webster, Roger Sherman and many Yale Presidents and faculty members.
Written 15 November 2022
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lizzystick
Litchfield, CT56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This is a very interesting cemetery to visit, A lot of history dating back to the 18th century and recognizable names , I will schedule a tour next time I visit. Some of the statues/stones are beautiful.
Written 4 January 2022
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Pete
Daytona Beach, FL450 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
A mix of very old and new graves. In this cemetery you will find Eli Whitney, Charles Goodyear, Noah Webster and Bart Giamatti . Very well kept grounds and all the streets within the cemetery and signed with street pole .Almost the whole cemetery is shaded with huge beautiful trees.
Written 17 October 2021
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Brian B
Peoria, AZ1,080 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The Grove Street cemetery is walled and surrounded by Yale University. Incorporated in 1796, one of the earliest burial grounds to have a planned layout, with plots permanently owned by individual families. In 2000, Grove Street Cemetery was designated a National Historic Landmark. When you walk through the gate on the office you will find notable's buried in the cemetery.
Written 3 July 2021
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Tigergram
New Haven, CT14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I am an amateur genealogist and have been a volunteer for findagrave.org for about 6 years. I visited this cemetery after taking a tour of the crypt under one of the churches on the New Haven Green. The monuments and family plots are extremely ornate and beautiful. They are still in incredible shape after 200 years or more! It is a peaceful place and the history of the cities prominent families and not so prominent families is chronicled there. Lots can be learned from the birth and death dates of the remains interred there and in every cemetery. It is worth a leisurely walk through the gravesites. I intend to go back with a list of the stones that people have requested photos of for findagrave.com. Also, a plus......... parking is free within the cemetery walls.
Written 18 February 2020
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Mark
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Early colonists buried their dead in what is now the New Haven Green. Most of them were moved when the Grove Street Cemetery was created, and the old Colonial stones now line the interior perimeter of the cemetery. It is worth visiting just to see them--hand-carved, evocative, sometimes sad, often containing poetry and biographical details that connect you to the deceased. Eli Whitney is buried there, and there's a memorial to the slaves from the Amistad--many of whom died when their court case was being adjudicated in New Haven. The sexton is friendly, can provide a map and will generously tell you all you'd like to know about this municipal treasure. Unlike many cemeteries across the country that have been vandalized, the Grove Street Cemetery--guarded by a high wall--has survived the years virtually unscathed. It's a relaxing place to walk and never fails to charm and fascinate me despite having been their dozens of times over the years. It's a treasure right new Old Campus of Yale. Safe, accessible, free and wonderful. Bathrooms are available in the sexton's building and there are numerous benches if you need to stop and rest. The gate is monumental and magnificent and worth seeing even if you don't step inside. I take all my visitors to the cemetery--it's a unique part of our cultural history and a must-see local spot.
Written 6 August 2019
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IronCast
Chesterfield, UK20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
I had a fairly brief (45 minute) wander around this cemetery and cities have started a lot longer if it wasn't closing. There are some interesting 18th century headstones as well as lots of more recent burials.

There are some lovely trees here and lots of birds. Keep an eye out for chipmunks hiding behind the headstones leaning against the outer wall - they pole their heads out fairly often to forage and I saw several during my short visit.
Written 18 June 2019
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plott
central ct67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
there are many interesting stones representing the diverse history of our country. colonial to today make it most interesting. a must to visit
Written 12 May 2019
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mike l
Hamden, CT142 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
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.
Written 7 November 2018
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