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New Haven combines the urban sophistication, with the charm of traditional New England.

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The theater and visual arts scene is unmatched due to the Shubert Theater, and the Tony Award winning Long Wharf Theater, Yale Repertory, Yale University Art Gallery and the Knights of Columbus Museum. Additionally, there are numerous culinary and historic treasures inlcuding Louis' Lunch (the birthplace of the hamburg), Frank Pepe's Pizzeria, the historic New Haven Green, Grove Street Cemetery and much more

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Facts about New Haven

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1638

Named from:

  • Named August 1640, from Newhaven on the south coast of Sussex. Indian name "Quinnipiac"

County:

  • New Haven County

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Eli Whitney, inventor of the cottin gin
  • Oliver Winchester, businessman and politician
  • Roger Sherman Baldwin, lawyer and 32nd Governor of Connecticut
  • Roger Sherman, lawyer, politician and Founding Father of the United States
  • Paul Giamatti, actor

Top Five Attractions:

  • Yale University; offers two world renowned art museums and the Peabody Museum of Natural History
  • Shubert Theater
  • Long Wharf Theater
  • Knights of Columbus Museum
  • Lighthouse Point Park

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Parade, March
  • International Festival of Arts & Ideas, June
  • Jazz Festival, August
  • New Haven Open, (professional women's tennis tournament), August
  • Stratton Faxon New Haven Road Race, Labor Day
  • Music Festival, September
  • CityWide Open Studios, October
  • Crafts Festival, December

Quality of the town/city:

  • The theater and visual arts scene is unmatched due to the Shubert Theater, and the Tony Award winning Long Wharf Theater, Yale Repertory, Yale University Art Gallery and the Knights of Columbus Museum. Additionally, there are numerous culinary and historic treasures inlcuding Louis' Lunch (the birthplace of the hamburg), Frank Pepe's Pizzeria, the historic New Haven Green, Grove Street Cemetery and much more

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