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New Haven, Mystic, and the Coast Sights

Yale University

  • 149 Elm St. Map It
  • Educational Institution

Updated 12/23/2013

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New Haven as a manufacturing center dates from the 19th century, but the city owes its fame to merchant Elihu Yale. In 1718 Yale's contributions enabled the Collegiate School, founded in 1701 at Saybrook, to settle in New Haven, where it changed its name to Yale University. This is one of the nation's great universities, and its campus holds some handsome neo-Gothic buildings and noteworthy museums. The university's guides conduct one-hour walking tours that include Connecticut

Hall in the Old Campus, which has had a number of illustrious past residents.

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Sight Information

Address:

Yale Visitor Center, 149 Elm St., New Haven, Connecticut, 06510, USA

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Phone:

203-432–2300

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tours weekdays at 10:30 and 2, weekends at 1:30
  • Tours start from 149 Elm St. on north side of New Haven Green

Updated 12/23/2013

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