I had a meditative wander through this historic cemetery. Certain paths had been cleared of snow, leaving the rest shining in the sun. Very much worth the time if visiting the Yale campus.
Grove Street has everything a history or cemetery lover would enjoy. It is not a massive cemetery but the scope of important people buried there makes up for that. Maps are available online and I suggest grabbing one to make the most of your visit if you aren't taking one of the tours. My research on the grave sites of... 更多
The tour guides are volunteers and know everything about the cemetary, which is one of the first interracial plots in the U.S. So many stories, that we could not hear all of them in the hour-long tour, but you can also walk around anytime without the tour guide and do your own research.
I am ashamed to admit that I have lived in the area my entire life, and had never taken a tour of this cemetery until last week! I knew there were many many renowned people buried there, to it was nice to have the tour guide take you around and point them out, while also giving a history of this... 更多
I did not know before going on the tour that Grove Street Cemetery influenced the design of Pere Lachaise. That bit of information placed the significance of the cemetery in a whole new context. You learn a lot about the history of New Haven from its founding to the present. GSC is also a lovely, peaceful space to walk around... 更多
My ancestor's stone was brought here from the New Haven Green and placed along the north wall. Such a thrill. I also loved seeing the graves of Roger Sherman, Eli Whitney, Charles Goodyear, and Lyman Beecher (I'm a retired history teacher). The grounds are beautiful and you can spend a lot of time viewing the various styles of headstones. This... 更多
Large, beautiful cemetery with lots of trees and centuries' worth of grave sites. Because it's been in use for so long, there's a great variety of tombstones.
If you like to visit older really well kept cemeteries, this is one not to miss. You will even see some famous people buried there, like Eli Whitney, Noah Webster, and Roger Sherman. That isn't the only reason to go though, the stones are really beautiful and well kept and it is a pleasure walking through history. There are even... 更多
This cemetery is very large so be prepared to spend a few hours. It was lovely, the carvings on the headstones and memorials are just incredible. Beautiful final tribute to your loved ones. So many famous people interred here. Papers on the gate house give locations and names. Can get this off website too. The buildings surrounding this cemetery are... 更多