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Lots of History and beautiful architecture

My family and I visited this beautiful church and were amazed by the history and were astonished by... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
West Covina, California
Skeletons in the Closet?

I'd heard about the crypt below the church and, honestly, that was the reason that I sought out... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Hartford, Connecticut
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Public tour hours are 11am (tours start) to 1pm (final tour ends) on Saturdays, from April to the end of October.
250 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06511-6651
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

My family and I visited this beautiful church and were amazed by the history and were astonished by all the beautiful architecture. This is a must see if you are ever in the New England area.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ireneplopez
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I'd heard about the crypt below the church and, honestly, that was the reason that I sought out Center Church. But the fascination extends beyond the people in the basement. As one of America's earliest churches it is steeped in a long and rich history....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

A great building with a crypt in the basement. Based on specific Greek details like cattle sculls. The light thru the clear windows makes it hard to believe that in Victorian times it had stained glass windows that are now in the Southern CT University...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank redbird33
Reviewed September 16, 2016

I read about this church here on TripAdvisor. We were very curious about the cemetery below the church. The church offers free tours (please leave a donation) on Saturdays from 11-1:00pm. The tour is short and you are given a rich history of this beautiful...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank melfurino
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Center Church is one of the first meeting houses/ houses of worship on the Green (square). The exterior is slated for restoration work, starting with the steeple, but the interior is a perfect example of sparse eloquence and quiet contemplation. Besides viewing the elegant architecture,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We were walking around the green and accidentally found this. What a treat. The 20 minute free tour gave a brief history of the church and the crypt. The guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable. The crypt is fascinating. With head stones from as early as...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank susandelauter
Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Until the end of October, you can get free church and crypt tours on Saturdays. When I went to Yale, I never checked it for some reason, but I did last weekend when I was visting. The church is on the green, which you all...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank brittanyzz
Reviewed October 6, 2015

Impressive, beautiful, amazing with a few suprisise is my best description of his slice of history! The downside is all of the bums, homeless and thugs in this area ruin the aura around this splendid place!

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Ahems
Reviewed September 9, 2015

It is lovely but it is spoiled by bering on the New Haven Green which has turned into a place where the homeless collect day and night with no police presence. Public urination problem plus panhandling.. Sad as the whole center of New Haven has...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank patywolf
Reviewed August 21, 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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Josue C
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