Top Choice Museum in New Haven

Yale Center for British Art

Reopened in 2016 after extensive restoration, this fabulous gallery was architect Louis Kahn’s last commission and is the setting for the largest collection of British art outside the UK. Spanning three centuries fr…
Top Choice University in New Haven

Yale University

Each year, thousands of high-school students make pilgrimages to Yale, nursing dreams of attending the country's third-oldest university, which boasts such notable alums as Noah Webster, Eli Whitney, Samuel Morse, a…
Top Choice Museum in New Haven

Yale University Art Gallery

This outstanding museum was architect Louis Kahn's first commission and houses the oldest university art collection in the country, including Vincent van Gogh's The Night Café and European masterpieces by Frans Hals…
Top Choice Museum in New Haven

Shore Line Trolley Museum

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 country – along 3 miles of track which takes you from River S…
Library in New Haven

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Built in 1963, this extraordinary piece of architecture is the largest building the world designed for the preservation of rare manuscripts. The windowless cube has walls of Danby marble which subdue the effects of …
Museum in New Haven

Peabody Museum of Natural History

It's hard not to be fascinated by this vast collection of animal, vegetable and mineral specimens, including wildlife dioramas, meteorites and minerals. The Great Hall of Dinosaurs illuminates the museum's fossil co…
Park in New Haven

New Haven Green

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 second coming. Since then it has held the municipal burial grou…
Cemetery in New Haven

Grove Street Cemetery

Three blocks north of the green, this cemetery holds the graves of several famous New Havenites behind its grand Egyptian Revival gate, including rubber magnate Charles Goodyear, the telegraph inventor Samuel Morse,…
Arts Center in New Haven


Specializing in contemporary visual arts and community outreach, ArtSpace runs this bright contemporary gallery and organizes the annual City-Wide Open Studios each fall.
Observatory in New Haven

Leitner Family Observatory & Planetarium

A little-known attraction, Yale University's observatory hosts an hour-long planetarium show every Tuesday evening after which the observatory's telescopes are open for viewings of planets, nebulae and star clusters…