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Address: 114 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06510-1238 (Formerly New Haven Colony Historical Society)
Phone Number: 203 562 4183
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Nice small museum

Last time I was in New Haven, the museum was clkoised. Today my husband decided to do a day trip to New Haven. This small museum has chock full of history a exhibit on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stamford, Connecticut
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Stamford, Connecticut
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96 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last time I was in New Haven, the museum was clkoised. Today my husband decided to do a day trip to New Haven. This small museum has chock full of history a exhibit on Armistad,history of New Haven,maritime history, an exhibit about Dean Keller an actual monuments man( see the movie) they also had an exhibit of local artists who... More 

Thank ErisShaw
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I was in New Haven for business and found the hour needed to visit here and see the Amistad Gallery. Let's be clear. it does not have a lot of original primary sources, and some of the few it has are in bad shape. But let's be equally clear; this one room gallery shows a moving, lucid, and concise picture... More 

1 Thank Abby B
Hamden, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Yesterday my husband and I went to the New Haven Museum. We had not been there for many years and we were not dissapointed. We enjoyed the displays on the Shubert Theatre, Dean Keller-the Monuments Man and the presentation on the Amistad incident. These 3 exhibits I found exceptionally interesting. However the other exhibits about New Haven's history were also... More 

2 Thank Joyce C
Cobleskill, New York
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381 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

I've driven past this museum for years and finally went in for a visit. Free parking in the rear of the museum and free admission thanks to a library pass started the trip out on a high note, and our experience exceeded expectations. The history of New Haven exhibit takes you from colonial days up to the mid 1900s with... More 

3 Thank therese l
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The New Haven Museum provides an excellent overview of the city's history and recent past (who would have known how many great Broadway shows previewed here?). Can't say it alone is worth the trip, but a fine addition to a New Haven visit.

1 Thank Stephen B
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The museum is spacious unlike others where you may bump into people, the kids loved it and we did too. Its a almost an hour for us to get there but really worth it as a day trip with the family. The kids really liked the giant dinosaur, and a floor where they able to follow ants and see how... More 

1 Thank Barbie C
Meriden, Connecticut, United States
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

This museum is small in size, but huge in its exhibits. It gives anyone new to New Haven a very clear idea of why this city is so important, not only to New England, but to the United States. The permanent exhibits are arranged so that you can see them in one visit. The receptionist was friendly and helpful.

1 Thank Carmen R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very small, but also interesting. This little gem is often overlooked in New Haven. It is a beautiful building with large rooms and staircases winding on either side of the lobby to the second floor where they have very unusual exhibits. One exhibit featured works that people created after a body was discovered in the roots of an old tree... More 

1 Thank KTHD65
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I cannot say enough good things about this museum! The staff were very helpful and informative to my research on my family history!

Thank Rebecca S
North Haven, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I grew up in New Haven and I've visited this museum previously. The museum I as I recall was interesting with lots of history which showcased New Haven's beginnings and it's progress as it became an industrial city and host city for Yale. Not so anymore, I went with my husband and grandkids recently and was very disappointed. There was... More 

1 Thank Livin-Large2012

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