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Yale University Visitor Center

Guided one-hour walking tours of historic campus where Nathan Hale, William Howard Taft and Noah Webster studied.

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Yale Campus Tours, Yale Visitor Center, 149 Elm St., New Haven. Student-led walking tours of Yale Campus, last 1 hour and 15 minutes and covers history, architecture and student life. Visitors see the Old Campus, several residential colleges, Sterling Memorial Library and other locations of interest. Maps of the campus are available at the Center. Free. Center Hours Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 1:30 p.m. 203-432-2300,

  • Self-Guided Tours: Purchase a copy of the Blue Trail map, which includes a suggested self-guided tour route, and a brief history of the University.
  • Special Groups by Appointment: Large groups visiting the campus can arrange to have a tour specifically suited to their group's interest and time schedule. For each group up to 25 people, there will be a $40 fee. Contact the Visitor Center at least two weeks prior to the tour.
  • Kids Architectural Treasure Hunt: Parents taking the campus tour with children ages 6-11 can request a brochure that encourages the children to hunt for architectural details and designs. Call for group tour information.
  • Public Art at Yale, start at Old Campus, College Street. Includes statue of Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale and Maya Lin’s The Women’s Table. Pick up a self-guided tour booklet at Yale Visitor Center.
Pricing: Free.

Other Amenities: ADA Compliant

Dates of Operation: Closed December 24-January 1



149 Elm St.
New Haven, CT 06520


Tours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1:30 p.m.. Center open daily 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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