Grove Street Cemetery137 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 227 Grove Street, New Haven, CT 06511-6806, USA, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2037871443
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Cemetery, Family And Kids
The Grove Street Cemetery is a National Historic Landmark owing to its historic graves. You can find some of the most notable people resting here- Glenn Miller (1904-1944), Eli Whitney (1765-1825), Charles Goodyear (1800-1860), Eli Whitney Blake (1795-1886), J. Willard Gibbs (1839-1903), A. Bartlett Giamatti (1938-1989), Walter Camp (1859-1925) and David Humphreys (1752-1818) among others.
Other people like Ezra Stiles, James Angell, Hubert newton, Elizru Goodrich, Benjamin Silliman, Jr. and David Wooster have all been buried here. The place is the final resting place of people from all walks of life- politicians, artists, scientists and rulers that cover a span of 400 years! Some of the tombstones have unique designs while others form a humble landmark in the sea of graves.
The place is currently maintained and preserved by the Friends organization and you can also take an interesting tour with the members when you visit to learn about its importance to New Haven.
For general visitors, the well maintained pathways, designs of the tombstones and the fact that you can see some of the oldest burials here, makes the place special. The tress that surround the entire cemetery compete the peaceful ambience.
How to Reach Grove Street Cemetery
- By Bus: Prospect St and Opp Trumbull St
- By taking a Taxi
- By walking
- By renting a Bike
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Grove Street Cemetery Reviews & Ratings
Favorite cemetery (sounds odd, but it's true). Most of the tombstones reflect graves in the New Haven Green and are kind of memento mori rather than actual markers, but they are fascinating. Some record the place of death as New Haven Colony, which is awesome, because New Haven was its own colony before CT was. The style of the old tombstones is classic early colonial, with winged skulls atop. There's some heavy weathering and really interesting descriptions of the individuals and their lives (and deaths). The Egyptian Revival gate is classic New England. A gorgeous example of early American memorialization of the individual. Go in the fall when the leaves are changing.
A beautiful and quiet sanctuary to remember our forefathers. The burials are old and there are some historic names buried here. A nice place to walk through with a toddler on a Sunday to get away from the crowds and noise of campus.
It's a very nice cemetery. A good free place to visit for any historian, as you will find some interesting burials here.
This place like most of Yale's historic landmarks is rich in esoteric symbolism and metaphysical allegory. I for one have a great appreciation and interest in such things so it was a real treat i must say.
Very pretty cemetery. Nice to walk around. A bunch of interesting headstones.