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Attractions in Greater New Haven


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Greater New Haven is the perfect for fans of arts & culture, dining, shopping, attractions, history, farms and vineyards. We hope to see you soon!

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Attractions in Greater New Haven

  1. 1. What’s New & Notable inGreater New Haven?
  2. 2. PEZ Visitor Center•Opening fall of 2011•4000 square feet•Largest, mostcomprehensivecollection of PEZmemorabilia on publicdisplay in the world•PEZ motorcyclecustom build byOrange CountyChoppers•World’s largest PEZdispenser•Interactive kids space•Name that PEZ game•Factory store•Interactive time line 35 Prindle Hill Rd., Orange 203-795-0531
  3. 3. •A National Historic New Haven GreenLandmark. One of thenine squares in thecity’s 1638 village plan.• UnitedCongregationalChurch, ( North Church- Federal), it was builtby David Hoadleybetween 1812-1815.•First Church of Christ,(Center Church -Georgian), it was builtby Ithiel Town between1812-1815. Includescrypt bearingtombstones that dateback to 1687.•Trinity EpiscopalChurch on the Green(1752). Currentbuilding on the NewHaven Green is one of College, Chapel, Church & Elm Sts., New Haventhe earliest examples 203-773-9494of Gothic Revival in www.infonewhaven.comAmerica.
  4. 4. Yale University Tours•The center welcomesvisitors and offers dailyguided tours.•Tour guides arestudents.•Architecture tours andforeign language toursare available for a feeby appointment.•Free. Monday-Friday:9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;Weekends: 11 a.m.-4p.m. Tours: Monday-Friday: 10:30 a.m. & 2p.m.; Weekends: 1:30p.m. 149 Elm St., New Haven 203-432-2300
  5. 5. Yale University Art•The Yale UniversityArt Gallery, America’soldest and one of itsmost importantuniversity art museums Gallerywas founded in 1832.•The Gallery’scollections numberover 185,000 objectsspanning the globeand ranging in datefrom ancient times tothe present day. •Degas •Picasso •Mondrian •Manet•Free. Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-5p.m.; Thursday until 8 1111 Chapel St., New Havenp.m., September-June;Sunday: 1-6 p.m. 203-432-0600Closed Mondays.
  6. 6. Beinecke Rare Books &•The Beinecke Librarycontains the principalrare books andmanuscripts of YaleUniversity, including an Manuscripts Libraryoriginal GutenbergBible.•The exhibition galleryof this marble, granite,bronze, and glassbuilding showcasesrotating exhibits.• Free. Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-7p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m.-5p.m.; Saturday: noon-5p.m. 121 Wall St., New Haven 203-432-2977 www.
  7. 7. Grove Street Cemetery•National HistoricLandmark, thecemetery wasestablished in 1796,and is the firstchartered burial groundin the country.•Eminent people buriedthere include NoahWebster, Gen. DavidHumphreys, RogerSherman, CharlesGoodyear, WalterCamp and BartGiamatti.•A self-guided touringmap identifying manyof the eminent buriedin the cemetery isavailable from thecemetery office, 8a.m.-3:30 p.m., daily. 227 Grove St., New Haven 203-787-1443
  8. 8. Quinnipiack Schooner•Sail duration isapproximately 2 hours•Harbor Discover Sailsare $25 adult, $20senior, $15 child•Family Pirate Sail: $40adult, $20 senior, $15child•Additional Familycruises: Sunset andSunday Brunch•Adult cruises: AdultPirate & Chantey andAle•Schedule varies Depart 389 Long Wharf Pier, New Haven 203-865-1737
  9. 9. Shore Line Trolley•Ride our antiquestreetcars along ascenic, 110 year-oldtrolley line throughwoods and naturepreserves. See 14restored trolleys.Special eventsthroughout the year.•$8 adults, $6 seniors,$4 children (ages 2-15).•Museum hours: May& September,weekends andholidays. MemorialDay to Labor Day,daily: 10:30 a.m.-4:30p.m. Special hours forHalloween andChristmas. 17 River St., East Haven 203-467-6927
  10. 10. Thimble Island Cruises•May – October(special cruises inMarch for sealmigration)•$10 adult, $9 senior,$5 child•Sea Mist departs at aquarter past everyhour from 10:15 – 4:15•Volsunga IV departshourly from 11:00 –5:00•Narrated cruise withinteresting facts as wellas stories past andpresent Thimble Island Cruises - SEA MIST, Stony Creek Dock, 203-488- 8905, Thimble Island Cruises - Volsunga IV, Stony Creek Dock, 203-481- 3345,
  11. 11. Silver Sands State Park•Saltwater fishing &swimming•Free admission &parking•Daily: 8 a.m. - sunset I-95, exit 35, Milford 203-735-4311
  12. 12. •Guilford founder andminister Henry Henry Whitfield StateWhitfield and his familylived in this unusualstone house built in Museum (1639)1639•Today visitors cantour its three floorsfilled with antiques.Adjacent visitor centerhas changing exhibits,gallery and gift shop.•$8 adults, $6 seniors,$5 youth, 5 and underfree.•Check website forcurrent hours 248 Old Whitfield St., Guilford 203-453-2457
  13. 13. Clinton Crossing•20 minutes north ofNew Haven. Premium Outlets•Stroll through ourcharming village-likesetting, where you willfind 70 designer andname-brand outlets, alloffering savings of25%-65% every day.•Daily, hours vary byseason. 20-A Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton 860-664-0700
  14. 14. Paradise Hills Vineyards•Newest addition to theConnecticut Wine Trail & Winery•Set amongst rollinghills and hay fields,Paradise Hills is asmall family ownedand operated vineyardand winery.•Intimate Tuscanstyled tasting room,with hand craftedcopper bar, decorativechandeliers, andmahogany tablesprovide a romanticsetting, to relax andenjoy the countrysidewith a fine glass ofwine.•Thursday-Saturday:11 a.m. - 8 p.m.,Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 15 Wind Swept Hill Rd., Wallingfordp.m. 203-284-0123
  15. 15. Lyman Orchards•A year-rounddestination featuringpick-your-own fruit,Apple Barrel Market,Connecticut’s BestApple Pie, two publicgolf courses, plus fun-filled family-orientedevents and activities.•Frisbee golf•Daily: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.;additional hours atharvest time. 3 Lyman Rd., Middlefield 860-349-1793 (main) or 860-349-6015 (PYO),