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Grove Street Cemetery

The first chartered burial ground in the United States is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.

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A National Historic Landmark, the cemetery was established in 1796, and is the first chartered burial ground in the country. Eminent people buried there include Noah Webster, Gen. David Humphreys, Roger Sherman, Charles Goodyear, Walter Camp and Bart Giamatti. A self-guided touring map is available from the cemetery office, daily 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free one-hour walking tours sponsored by the Friends of the Grove Street Cemetery take place May-November, Saturday 11 a.m.; Sunday noon. Meet at the cemetery‚Äôs chapel building immediately inside the Egyptian Revival gates on Grove at High St. 

Dates of Operation: May-November



227 Grove St.
New Haven, CT 06511


Saturday 11 a.m.; Sunday noon.

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