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Address: 250 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Phone Number: +1 203-787-0121
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Description: Public tour hours are 11am (tours start) to 1pm (final tour ends) on...
Public tour hours are 11am (tours start) to 1pm (final tour ends) on Saturdays, from April to the end of October.
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Historical and Sacred!!!

Center Church is the home of one the oldest continuing congregations in the country, needleless to say there is a lot of history. The Church itself is from 1812 in the middle of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Center Church is the home of one the oldest continuing congregations in the country, needleless to say there is a lot of history. The Church itself is from 1812 in the middle of the New Haven Green. The church is beautiful with its columns and brick façade. The Steeple can be seen from East Rock. The interior was beautifully designed... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I stayed an extra day in new haven to see this church and crypt. Their website says they give tours on Thursdays from 10-1. I went there accordingly, and it was all locked up. When I called, the lady on the other end got short with me and treated me like a nuisance.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This church has tours of its crypt occasionally (on Saturdays) Well worth it. I lived in New Haven for YEARS before I finally got down there, and was very glad I did. New Haven is teeming with history, and a lot of it is right down there.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This little-known attraction is rarely open, so check the hours. The crypt contains the old New Haven cemetery with some interesting occupants and lovely gravestones carved with interesting decorations. Some gravestones are from the late 1600's. The stained glass in the church is also lovely and shows the founding of New Haven.

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St. Clair, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Be careful, because they only open the crypt on a couple days / week and its for a short time. A couple church volunteers guide the guests, and the two that greeted us were great people. Lots of interesting information, very nice. The crypt was incredible...very interesting, and the volunteer told us all sorts of stuff about it. There's a... More 

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Saint Clair, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

This was a very cool crypt. Not very large, but has a lot of history. If in he area make sure you stop by.

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Center Church is the oldest religious congregation in New Haven. At one time, thousands of the early colonists of New Haven were buried on the Green. The current church was built in 1813, over part of that early cemetery. The crypt contains tombstones from 1687 to 1812, including that of Benedict Arnold's first wife. Tours are given on Thursdays... More 

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Arcata, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Man, I wish I had found out about this years ago! We would've taken all our family members. I don't want to spoil too much about it, but the haphazard array of 300-year-old tombstones—many of which created by, let's say, people who weren't expert stone carvers—is a sight to behold. The tour is free; our guide kept things speedy while... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Take a tour of this historic church and see the tombstones of early New Haven residents in the basement that used to be part of the cemetery in the Green.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We really enjoyed the "underground tour" of the cemetery under the church. (for full disclosure our teenage son was not so enamored). If you're interested in colonial history it's certainly worth the time.

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