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  • 1 Yale University Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New Haven, CT

    This Ivy League school is one of the oldest and most distinguished institutions of higher learning in the US. The university was founded in 1701 by a group of Puritan clergymen who wished to provide Connecticut with an institution where young men cou..

  • 2 Yale Center for British Art Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    1080 Chapel St USA - New Haven, CT 06520

    The Yale Center for British Art is housed in a concrete, steel and glass building (1977, Louis Kahn) that allows natural light to filter down three- and four-story open courts to display areas. The holdings-the most comprehensive collection of Britis..

  • 3 Yale University Art Gallery Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    1111 Chapel St USA - New Haven, CT 06520

    This gallery was founded in 1832 with a gift of about 100 works of art from American artist John Trumbull (1756-1843). Today the gallery comprises three interconnected structures—the Gothic-style Swarthout Building, the 1866 Street Hall, and the rece..

  • 4 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Interesting

    Museums and art

    121 Wall St. USA - New Haven, CT

    The exterior walls of this library (1961, Gordon Bunshaft) are composed of a granite framework fitted with translucent marble panels. Enter the library and observe the unusual effect produced by the sunlight streaming through the marble slabs. A Gute..

  • 5 The Green Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New Haven, CT

    When New Haven was a Puritan colony, the town was laid out as a large square subdivided into nine smaller squares. Now a National Historic Landmark, the center square, or green, was reserved for the use of the entire community as pastureland, parade ..

  • 6 David S. Ingalls Skating Rink Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    73 Sachem St USA - New Haven, CT

    One of the most distinguished collegiate hockey facilities in the country, this lantern-shaped rink (1958) was designed for Yale by the Finnish-born architect Eero Saarinen. Its 300ft-long curved, arched roof accounts for its nickname, the Yale Whale..

  • 7 Yale Collection of Musical Instruments

    Museums and art

    15 Hillhouse Ave USA - New Haven, CT 06520

    Established in 1900, this rare collection assembles more than 800 fine and decorative musical instruments documenting the European music tradition from 1550 to 1900. Here you'll find violins by Jakob Stainer (1661) and Stradivari (1736) and an outsta..

  • 8 East Rock Park

    Nature and gardens

    USA - New Haven, CT 06511

    New Haven's oldest park features walking trails, a road to the summit of East Rock, and the Giant Steps up the cliff, as well as a rose garden and athletic fields. From the summit of this basalt ridge stretches a view of the New Haven area with Long ..

  • 9 Hillhouse Avenue

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New Haven, CT

    Most of the beautiful mansions on this street were built in the 19C by wealthy industrialists and merchants and are now owned by Yale University. Architectural styles represented include Greek Revival (no. 46), High Victorian Gothic (no. 43), Beaux-A..

  • 10 New Haven Colony Historical Society

    Museums and art

    114 Whitney Ave USA - New Haven, CT 06510

    Recounting 300 years of New Haven's history, exhibits in 11 galleries here display antique pewter, china and toys dating from the period of the New Haven Colony, among other items. The society also preserves notable artifacts, including an original m..

  • 11 Peabody Museum of Natural History

    Museums and art

    170 Whitney Ave USA - New Haven, CT

    Endowed in 1866 by financier George Peabody, Yale's natural history museum showcases more than 11 million specimens. In the first-floor Great Hall, you'll find the Peabody's famous collection of dinosaurs, featuring the first Stegosaurus ever mounted..

  • 12 Sterling Memorial Library

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    120 High St. USA - New Haven, CT 06512

    At first glance, Yale's main library, with its stained-glass windows, frescoes and archways, resembles a cathedral. The Cross Campus Library, located beneath Cross Campus, was built underground to allow the green to remain intact.

  • 13 Trinity Church

    Religious buildings

    129 Church St USA - New Haven, CT

    The first Gothic-Revival church built in the US; built in 1752.

  • 14 United Church on the Green

    Religious buildings

    323 Temple St USA - New Haven, CT

    A Federal-style church, whose steeple has been replicated in churches across the country.

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