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Ranked #1 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Yale University Art Gallery is the oldest college art museum in America. The Gallery’s encyclopedic holdings of 200,000... more » Owner description: Yale University Art Gallery is the oldest college art museum in America. The Gallery’s encyclopedic holdings of 200,000 objects range from ancient times to the present day and represent civilizations from around the globe. FREE and open to the public. On December 12, 2012, the Yale University Art Gallery celebrated the grand opening of the renovated and expanded museum. The expanded Gallery transforms the visitor experience of both the museum and its esteemed collections. The project united the 1953 modernist structure designed by Louis Kahn, the 1928 Old Yale Art Gallery, and the 1866 Street Hall into one continuous structure while maintaining the distinctive architectural identity of each. « less
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Ranked #2 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Libraries; Cultural
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Ranked #3 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Yale Center for British Art is a public art museum and world-renowned research institute. Presented to Yale University by... more » Owner description: The Yale Center for British Art is a public art museum and world-renowned research institute. Presented to Yale University by Paul Mellon (Yale College Class of 1929), the Center houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. The collection of paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, rare books, and manuscripts reflects the development of British art and life from the Elizabethan period to the present day. Works on view include masterpieces by Thomas Gainsborough, J.M.W. Turner, and John Constable, as well as artists from Europe and America who lived and worked in Britain. Perhaps its greatest treasure is the building itself, a masterpiece of modern architecture designed by architect Louis I. Kahn. Located in downtown New Haven, the Center is near many of the city’s best restaurants, theaters, and shops. « less
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Ranked #4 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
One of the country's oldest and most prestigious universities.
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Ranked #5 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Natural History Museums; Museums
This museum has a diverse collection ranging from Indian artifacts to Egyptian art to a large bird collection.
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Ranked #6 of 29 attractions in New Haven
A theatre that features Broadway shows.
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Ranked #7 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Performances; Theaters & Stadiums
This theater produces performances by Yale drama students, professional actors and guest troupes.
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Ranked #8 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #10 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: Edgerton Park was donated by Frederick Brewster. Interesting history, feastures conservancy, community gardens,... more » Owner description: Edgerton Park was donated by Frederick Brewster. Interesting history, feastures conservancy, community gardens, plays/festivals, greenhouses. « less
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Ranked #11 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Cemeteries; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #12 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
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Ranked #14 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Yale's college crowd street with bookstores and coffee houses.
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Ranked #15 of 29 attractions in New Haven
This theater features Broadway shows.
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Ranked #16 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #17 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Museums

Located on scenic Hillhouse Avenue, the Yale Collection of Musical instruments is home to an extensive collection of rare, unique, and valuable instruments. In addition to... more »

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Ranked #18 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #19 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
Owner description: Interactive, innovative and inclusive museum with hands-on exhibits, observation bee hive, the Great Green Room from... more » Owner description: Interactive, innovative and inclusive museum with hands-on exhibits, observation bee hive, the Great Green Room from Goodnight Moon, and a post office. Each of the 8 exhibits is inspired by the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, articulated by Harvard psychologist, Howard Gardner. This is a rich and resourceful, cutting edge educational theory, which recognizes the multiplicity of children's intelligences and honors the different ways children learn. « less
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Ranked #20 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
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Ranked #21 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #22 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Government Buildings; Cultural
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Ranked #23 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Historic Sites; Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #24 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Libraries; Cultural
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Ranked #25 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
Owner description: The Audubon/Whitney Arts & Retail District is earning recognition as New Haven's center for artistic and cultural affiars.... more » Owner description: The Audubon/Whitney Arts & Retail District is earning recognition as New Haven's center for artistic and cultural affiars. Audubon's convenient location in the heart of downtown New Haven is within walking distrnace of many cultural offerings including the Peabody Museum of Natural History and New Haven's Town Green. « less
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Ranked #26 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #27 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
This home was rebuilt in 1780 after being burned in the Revolutionary War.
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Ranked #28 of 29 attractions in New Haven
Category: Marinas; Outdoors
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