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“Noted dignitaries, colonial headstones.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grove Street Cemetery

Grove Street Cemetery
227 Grove Street, New Haven, CT 06511
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Ranked #15 of 55 things to do in New Haven
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Guilford, Connecticut
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“Noted dignitaries, colonial headstones.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

When you enter, an inscription assures you that "The Dead Shall be Raised." Early American headstones with the soul flying to heaven abound. You will find Eli Whitney, Charles Goodyear(the name on the blimp), and Roger Sherman, signer of both the Declaration and the Constitution. Noah Webster and Elbridge Gerry (gerrymandering) are both here. Along the outer walls are the earliest headstones going back to The 1600's. They were taken from the Green, where the bodies are still buried around the Center Church.

Visited October 2011
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“Interesting cemetary with many notable graves”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Located on Grove Street opposite Yale's Woolsey Hall, this cemetery was added to the National Historical Landmarks list in 1997.

Inside we found the graves of many notable persons in history including Eli Whitney, Noah Webster, and Roger Sherman.

It was an interesting afternoon strolling around the grounds.

During the summer and early fall, they offer free guided tours of the cemetery.

Visited November 2011
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