Attractions & Things To Do Nearby
East Haven, Connecticut
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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."
(This excerpt taken from Shore Line Trolley Museum website)
"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."
(This excerpt taken from Lighthouse Point Park website)
"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."
(This excerpt taken from Long Wharf Theatre website)
"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."
(This excerpt taken from East Rock Park website)
"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."
(This excerpt taken from Yale University Visitor Center website)
"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."
(This excerpt taken from Connecticut Childrens Museum website)
"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."
(This excerpt taken from Peabody Museum of Natural History website)
"Presented to the university by Paul Mellon (Class of 1929), the Yale Center for British Art houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. The collection of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, rare books, and manuscripts reflects the development of British art life, and thought from the Elizabethan period onward."
(This excerpt taken from Yale Center for British Art website)
"One of the foremost institutions of its kind, the Collection acquires, preserves, and exhibits musical instruments from antiquity to the present, featuring restored examples in demonstration and live performance."
(This excerpt taken from Yale Collection of Musical Instruments website)
"The mission of the Yale University Art Gallery is to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art. The Gallery organizes exhibitions and educational programs to offer enjoyment and encourage inquiry, while building and maintaining its collections in trust for future generations."
(This excerpt taken from Yale University Art Gallery website)