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Grove Street Cemetery

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227 Grove St, New Haven, CT 06511-6806
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Reviewed 16 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.

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

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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank JJFlash7
Reviewed 10 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.

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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

Thank NatureGoddess
Reviewed 5 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.

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Reviewed 23 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.

Thank Stephanie T
Reviewed 13 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

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

Thank BJaneH
Reviewed 17 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
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