Grove Street Cemetery137 Votes Currently Open
- 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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