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Edgerton Park

75 Cliff St., New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 946-8009
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Ranked #12 of 31 attractions in New Haven
Type: Parks
Description: Edgerton Park was donated by Frederick Brewster. Interesting history, feastures conservancy, community gardens, plays/festivals, greenhouses.
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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Have been coming here for the last two summers to see productions of the Elm Shakespeare Company. It's a fun thing to do on a warm summer night and a great way to introduce children to Shakespeare. Bring a picnic supper and enjoy!

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New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Edgerton is lovely and unassuming, well-used and well-loved by those who live nearby. A rolling hill and large old specimen trees lend an air of peace and calm. There are programs throughout the year, perhaps most notable being a Shakespeare in the Park during the summer. The lovely original stone greenhouse contains avwide collection of specimen plants as well as... More

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Middletown, Connecticut
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Throughout my years in New Haven this has always been my favorite park. In the beginning, large, spread out, and walled-in it was a place to take my dog for a walk away from city traffic. Then, when I had kids, it was a place to walk a fussy baby to sleep while enjoying the fresh air. When the kids... More

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New Haven, CT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

A wonderful walled park. Great place to picnic or just to go for a stroll. The former Brewster estate which was left to the City of New Haven, it is very well maintained and it feels as if you are in extensive park land with wonderful old trees. Usually very quiet and peaceful, it is not familiar to the general... More

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Cobleskill, New York
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69 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

First discovered this as the venue for Shakespeare in the park, concerts, festivals even a taichi class. It's a wonderful place to take a short walk and relax for an hour or so roaming along little paths. Lots of dog walkers. Nice greenhouse. Some lovely hidden areas.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We were here for an intimate wedding on a week day. It was the perfect setting. Wall enclosed, away from traffic, lots of trees, a fountain, only a few people walking their dogs, all of whom (people and dogs) were very respectful of the ceremony being held. It is located just a short distance north of downtown New Haven off... More

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This park is just a lovely stroll. The carriage house has a stone angel on top. The bridge is now hidden by over growth but you can see its former glory. The fountain is nice, too.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I have lived in New Haven for a few years now and did not know this was park was here. I saw Shakespeare in the park last summer and it was great. To be very clear, the set was hokey, the actors were mediocre, the sound was okay BUT the experience was fantastic! PIT BULL awareness day is hosted in... More

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Connecticut USA
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Located half in New Haven and half in Hamden, this land was once owned by Eli Whitney and was the site of a mansion belonging to a wealthy industrialist named Brewster. The house is long gone but the carriage house, the gate cottage and the greenhouses remain, surrounded by wonderful plantings and old trees. There's a wonderful fountain, a nice... More

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New York, NY
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This former estate is tucked away in the posh East Rock neighborhood, with limited entrances. It rather still resembles an estate, with its long stone walls cutting you off from the elegant residential neighborhood adjoining. Inside there are nice paths for easy walking, and a nice open field for picnics or an afternoon of reading or playing with the dog.... More

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