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East Haven, Connecticut
Shore Line Trolley Museum

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Located in East Haven, CT

The Shore Line Trolley Museum has been an important part of the community since its incorporation in 1945 as the Branford Electric Railway Association. Founded to preserve the unique heritage of an endangered species -- the trolley car -- it now boasts a collection of nearly 100 vintage vehicles as well as artifacts and documents from the trolley era.

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Museum Historic
Lighthouse Point Park

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Located in New Haven, CT (1 mile from East Haven)

The New Haven Lighthouse at Lighthouse Point in New Haven is located at the Eastern point of New Haven Harbor. Old Maps show it as Five Mile Point called that because that is the distance between it and the center of New Haven. It was also called Morris Point during the Colonial period.

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Park Lighthouse
Long Wharf Theatre

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Located in New Haven, CT (2 miles from East Haven)

Long Wharf is recognized as a leader in American Theatre, producing fresh and imaginative revivals of classics and modern plays, rediscoveries of neglected works and a variety of world and American premieres.

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Theatre Performing Arts
East Rock Park

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Located in New Haven, CT (3 miles from East Haven)

East Rock was formed about 200 million years ago as the continents were in the process of moving away from each other. Molten rock from deep in the earth surged through stress cracks formed in the sandstone bedrock of the New Haven area. The molten rock cooled to form dolerite, also know as basalt or traprock. Dolerite is much more resistant to erosion than the surrounding sandstone. As glacial action and the forces of weathering eroded away the softer sandstone, East Rock (and other traprock ridges such as West Rock) became more prominent. The summit of East Rock Park now rises more than 350 feet above the floor of the Mill River valley at its base.

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Hiking Park
Yale University Visitor Center

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Located in New Haven, CT (3 miles from East Haven)

Yale's roots can be traced back to the 1640s, when colonial clergymen led an effort to establish a college in New Haven to preserve the tradition of European liberal education in the New World. Today, Yale has matured into one of the world's great universities. The Mead Visitor Center is the front door of the University and welcomes its visitors from around the world. Drop by for information about Yale or to take a guided tour led by Yale College undergraduates.

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Historic Tour
Connecticut Childrens Museum

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Located in New Haven, CT (3 miles from East Haven)

Children need a place of their own where they can experience the magic and wisdom of learning at their own pace by interacting with exhibits that are full of whimsy and wisdom, in spaces built to their size and specifications. Families need a place of full of color, joy and community where they can play and learn together. The Connecticut Children's Museum is designed to be such a place.

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Museum Family Attraction
Peabody Museum of Natural History

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Located in New Haven, CT (3 miles from East Haven)

The Yale Peabody Museum was founded in 1866 with a gift from philanthropist George Peabody. Along with more than 11 million specimens and objects in anthropology, botany, zoology, paleontology, entomology, ornithology, and historical scienfiic instruments in its collections, the Yale Peabody Museum is also home to Rudolph F. Zallinger's murals The Age of Reptiles and The Age of Mammals.

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