Must-see attractions in New Haven

  • Yale Center for British Art

    New Haven

    Reopened in 2016 after extensive restoration, this fabulous gallery was architect Louis Kahn’s last commission and is the setting for the largest…

  • Exterior, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

    Yale University Art Gallery

    New Haven

    This outstanding museum was architect Louis Kahn's first commission and houses the oldest university art collection in the country; it includes Vincent…

  • This decorative iron gate is the entrance to the Memorial Quadrangle on the campus of Yale University. The gate beneath Harkness Tower, crafted by Samuel Yellin, is the most ornate of his many works at Yale.

    Yale University

    New Haven

    Each year, thousands of high-school students make pilgrimages to Yale, nursing dreams of attending the country's third-oldest university, which boasts…

  • Shore Line Trolley Museum

    New Haven

    For a unique take on East Haven's shoreline, take a ride on this open-sided antique trolley – the oldest continuously running suburban trolley line in the…

  • Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

    New Haven

    Built in 1963, this extraordinary piece of architecture is the largest building in the world designed for the preservation of rare manuscripts. The…

  • A 16 acre park in New Haven, CT, used for many public events and bordered by Yale University.

    New Haven Green

    New Haven

    New Haven's spacious green has been the spiritual center of the city since its Puritan fathers designed it in 1638 as the prospective site for Christ's…

  • Photo of a very old, vintage, antique tombstone (headstone) at the historic Grove Street Cemetery, one of the oldest burial grounds in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. ; Shutterstock ID 2312436465; your: Barbara Di Castro; gl: 65050; netsuite: digital; full: poi

    Grove Street Cemetery

    New Haven

    Three blocks north of the green, this cemetery holds the graves of several famous New Havenites behind its grand Egyptian Revival gate, including rubber…

  • PEZ Visitor Center & Museum

    New Haven

    PEZ dispensers are iconic American kitsch, but their origins are in Austria. You'll glean this and a few other factoids here, but the real gems are the…

  • Peabody Museum of Natural History

    New Haven

    It's hard not to be fascinated by this vast collection of animal, vegetable and mineral specimens, including wildlife dioramas, meteorites and minerals…

  • Lighthouse Point Park

    New Haven

    This pretty seaside park a few minutes' drive from Tweed New Haven Airport features the handsome 1840s Five Mile Point Lighthouse, listed on the National…

  • Bradley Point Park and Beach

    New Haven

    Bradley Point is the best family-friendly sandy beach within striking distance of New Haven. Bicycle trails and a 3.5-mile-long walkway link Bradley with…

  • Tomb

    New Haven

    The Tomb is not open to the public. This is the home of Yale’s most notorious secret society, the Skull & Bones Club, founded in 1832, and its list of…

  • Artspace

    New Haven

    Specializing in contemporary visual arts and community outreach, Artspace runs this bright contemporary gallery and organizes the annual City-Wide Open…