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Grove Street Cemetery

227 Grove St, New Haven, CT 06511-6806
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227 Grove St, New Haven, CT 06511-6806

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

I had a meditative wander through this historic cemetery. Certain paths had been cleared of snow, leaving the rest shining in the sun. Very much worth the time if visiting the Yale campus.

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Grove Street has everything a history or cemetery lover would enjoy. It is not a massive cemetery but the scope of important people buried there makes up for that. Maps are available online and I suggest grabbing one to make the most of your visit...More

Thank Lou L
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The tour guides are volunteers and know everything about the cemetary, which is one of the first interracial plots in the U.S. So many stories, that we could not hear all of them in the hour-long tour, but you can also walk around anytime without...More

Thank KTHD65
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Some graves -- of those of small children or those that have been washed away by age -- are very stirring and emotional for me. Others are incredibly massive memorials, statues really, and they obviously convey a story of wealth and good fortune for those...More

1  Thank ChipCache
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I am ashamed to admit that I have lived in the area my entire life, and had never taken a tour of this cemetery until last week! I knew there were many many renowned people buried there, to it was nice to have the tour...More

Thank da0802
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I did not know before going on the tour that Grove Street Cemetery influenced the design of Pere Lachaise. That bit of information placed the significance of the cemetery in a whole new context. You learn a lot about the history of New Haven from...More

Thank cidra60
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Our group visited the Cemetery and walked the grounds where we were able to see where many great figures in American History are buried including Noah Webster and Eli Whitney. On the 4th of July a stirring parade led by a horse named Huckleberry ,...More

2  Thank 543Dita
Reviewed 19 July 2016

My ancestor's stone was brought here from the New Haven Green and placed along the north wall. Such a thrill. I also loved seeing the graves of Roger Sherman, Eli Whitney, Charles Goodyear, and Lyman Beecher (I'm a retired history teacher). The grounds are beautiful...More

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Large, beautiful cemetery with lots of trees and centuries' worth of grave sites. Because it's been in use for so long, there's a great variety of tombstones.

Thank Cassietrip
Reviewed 17 April 2016

If you like to visit older really well kept cemeteries, this is one not to miss. You will even see some famous people buried there, like Eli Whitney, Noah Webster, and Roger Sherman. That isn't the only reason to go though, the stones are really...More

Thank dbbohner
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