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Center Church

250 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06511-6651
+1 203-787-0121
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Well worth it!

I read about this church here on TripAdvisor. We were very curious about the cemetery below the... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
Dallas, Texas
A Colonial Church Well Worth The Visit

Center Church is one of the first meeting houses/ houses of worship on the Green (square). The... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Inverness, Florida
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Public tour hours are 11am (tours start) to 1pm (final tour ends) on Saturdays, from April to the end of October.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
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250 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06511-6651
+1 203-787-0121

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

I read about this church here on TripAdvisor. We were very curious about the cemetery below the church. The church offers free tours (please leave a donation) on Saturdays from 11-1:00pm. The tour is short and you are given a rich history of this beautiful...More

Thank melfurino
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Center Church is one of the first meeting houses/ houses of worship on the Green (square). The exterior is slated for restoration work, starting with the steeple, but the interior is a perfect example of sparse eloquence and quiet contemplation. Besides viewing the elegant architecture,...More

2  Thank SDF777
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We were walking around the green and accidentally found this. What a treat. The 20 minute free tour gave a brief history of the church and the crypt. The guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable. The crypt is fascinating. With head stones from as early as...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Until the end of October, you can get free church and crypt tours on Saturdays. When I went to Yale, I never checked it for some reason, but I did last weekend when I was visting. The church is on the green, which you all...More

1  Thank brittany z z
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Impressive, beautiful, amazing with a few suprisise is my best description of his slice of history! The downside is all of the bums, homeless and thugs in this area ruin the aura around this splendid place!

1  Thank Ahems
Reviewed 9 September 2015

It is lovely but it is spoiled by bering on the New Haven Green which has turned into a place where the homeless collect day and night with no police presence. Public urination problem plus panhandling.. Sad as the whole center of New Haven has...More

1  Thank patywolf
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Center Church is the home of one the oldest continuing congregations in the country, needleless to say there is a lot of history. The Church itself is from 1812 in the middle of the New Haven Green. The church is beautiful with its columns and...More

Thank Josue C
Reviewed 7 August 2015

I stayed an extra day in new haven to see this church and crypt. Their website says they give tours on Thursdays from 10-1. I went there accordingly, and it was all locked up. When I called, the lady on the other end got short...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 3 June 2015

This church has tours of its crypt occasionally (on Saturdays) Well worth it. I lived in New Haven for YEARS before I finally got down there, and was very glad I did. New Haven is teeming with history, and a lot of it is right...More

Thank da0802
Reviewed 3 November 2014

This little-known attraction is rarely open, so check the hours. The crypt contains the old New Haven cemetery with some interesting occupants and lovely gravestones carved with interesting decorations. Some gravestones are from the late 1600's. The stained glass in the church is also lovely...More

Thank Cheerfulwanderer
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