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Grove Street Cemetery

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Address: 227 Grove St, New Haven, CT 06511-6806
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A quiet walk

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... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Fred B
Joshua Tree, California

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Joshua Tree, California
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25 reviews
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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 if you aren't taking one of the tours. My research on the grave sites of... More 

Thank Lou L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 the tour guide and do your own research.

Thank KTHD65
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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 interred there. A fascinating look at the history of one of the United States' formative... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 guide take you around and point them out, while also giving a history of this... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 its founding to the present. GSC is also a lovely, peaceful space to walk around... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 , the Blue Coats and the Red Coats , led a large group of local residents... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 and you can spend a lot of time viewing the various styles of headstones. This... More 

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Lafayette, California
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182 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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
North Haven, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 beautiful and well kept and it is a pleasure walking through history. There are even... More 

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