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The Historic Yale Walking Tour

About the Tour

Founded in 1701 Yale is the 3rd oldest institution of education in the USA, and some would say the most secretive.

On our adventure I’ll guide you to New Haven’s historic spots including Yale’s old campus, the New Haven green, The inventors of the Hamburger - Louis Lunch, Grove Street Cemetery and many more.

Feel free to pause the tour and enter the Yale Art Gallery and see an original Van Gogh, or the Beinecke rare book Library and see the original Gutenberg bible, if they are open during normal visitors’ hours, entrance is free.

You’ll also see the Tombs of the secret societies of Yale, including Skull and Bones, Book and Snake and Scroll and Keys, and learn about their members.

The tour starts at the Battel Chapel, I’ll meet you there.

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Tour Stops

On this historic walk you'll see:

Yale’s old campus
The New Haven green
The inventors of the Hamburger - Louis Lunch
Grove Street Cemetery
Yale Art Gallery - See Van Gogh (free entry!)
The Beinecke Rare Book Library - see the original Gutenberg bible! (free entry!)
Battell Chapel
Harkness Tower
Skull and Bones Secret Society Tomb
Secret Society of the Scroll and Key
Secret Society of Book and Snake
Nathan Hale Statue
Woolsey Hall
Toads Place

And many more!

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