Tours of New Haven

Downtown New Haven is a fabulous walking city with plenty of knowledgable people happy to lead visitors on a tour of the city's treasures - from historic sights to delicious dining experiences. 


Yale Tours

Yale Peabody Museum

Guided programs and tours, including our Highlights Tours, are available by reservation Monday through Friday. The fee for a guided program or tour is $50 plus group admission of $4 per person (Highlights Tours for Seniors are just $4 per person with no additional program fee).


Yale University Art Gallery

This interactive tour provides an overview of the gallery's history, architecture, and encyclopedic collection. Focusing on a handful of objects chosen to showcase both the permanent collection and the special exhibitions currently on view. No two tours are the same.


Yale Visitor Center Tours 

Yale College students provide a glimpse into the history and architecture of the University. The tours start at the Yale Visitor Center at 149 Elm Street. Hear about Yale’s rich 300-year history and aspects of student life at several of Yale’s twelve residential colleges. The tour also includes the Gothic Sterling Memorial Library, Yale’s largest, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Constructed with more than one hundred panels of translucent marble, the Beinecke is home to one of the world’s preeminent collections of rare materials, including the Gutenberg Bible.

Tours depart from the Visitor Center (149 Elm Street), cover the central campus area, and last about 1 hour 20 minutes. Groups of 10 or more visiting the campus are required to schedule a private tour. A video about campus life is offered 15 minutes before each of these scheduled tours. Please note that the Visitor Center does not offer information sessions. Information sessions are held at the  Undergraduate Admissions Office


Historic Tours



The New Haven Green: An Audio Walking Tour of its History

New Haven is one of America's oldest cities and the New Haven Green, a National Historic Landmark, has been at the center of life here since 1640. Learn about the fascinating events that have taken place on the Green by taking a 30-minute audio walking tour of the New Haven Green with your personal guide, Jim Andreassi.
Dial 203-672-4384 from your cellphone to access the free audio tour


New Haven Museum

If you would like to schedule a program for your school, youth or adult group, please call the Education Department at 203.562.4183 extension 11.
9:00 - 5:00 Monday through Friday or send an email to education@newhavenmuseum.org.

 

Center Church Crypts

Step back 300 years in history when you visit the crypts dating between 1638 and 1812 beneath Center Church. 

The crypts are open April-October on Thursdays and Saturdays, with guided tours on Saturdays only from 11:00am to 1:00pm

For large groups, please call for an appointment: (203) 787-0121.


Ghosts of New Haven

Ghosts of New Haven explores the supernatural, paranormal phenomena, the occult manifestations, and the ghostly happenings throughout the Elm City. Learn stories of ghosts, antique sites, scandalous tales, haunted places, mysterious sightings of apparitions, strange and unusual accounts of centuries past, legendary stories, folklore and ghostly experiences stranger than reality, and ultimately the supernatural phenomena of New Haven, while in search of the specters that haunt New Haven.

Click HERE for schedule of tours.


Grove Street Cemetery

Tours May through late November - Free

Tours depart from the cemetery office just inside the Grove Street Cemetery gate, and last one hour.


Shubert Theater Tours

Each season hundreds of students and members of the community take a trip behind the scenes and "back in time" with a "Backstage Tour" of the historic Shubert Theater. Participants are taken onstage and into chorus and star dressing rooms and offer a special viewing of the famous "graffiti walls". Tours are open to the public and available by appointment only. To check availability and/or to schedule a tour, call 203-624-1825 during regular business hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm. 

 

Foodie Tours

Taste of New Haven

Provides walking culinary tours of New Haven. Experienced tour guides lead guests on foodie adventures that show off the city's rich culture and history. It aims to create joyable leisure activities connecting people with local food, culture, history, and each other. 

 

Worth Tasting

Invites you on a culinary walking tour. Stopping in a nine different restaurants and eateries throughout Downtown New Haven, it's an event that allows you to get a unique perspective on the food culture of New Haven. Worth Tasting is guided by Stephen Fries, food columnist for the New Haven Register and the Hospitality Management Program Coordinator at Gateway Community College.