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The Historic Yale Walking Tour

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Get the App and Ditch the Tour Group

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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The Beinecke Rare Book Library

Listen to the Intro

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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!

Tour Distance

.8 Miles

Tour Length

1.2 Miles

Starts at

Battell Chapel

Ends at

Scroll and Key Tomb

It's Tour Time!  How to purchase the tour:

1. Get the WalknTours App on the App Store or Google Play and purchase in App.  

  • Easy, fast and done in a few clicks.

2. Purchase the tour on our site and get an experience code to unlock the tour.  Purchase below.  

  • Great if you don't have a credit card set up to your phone's account or don't know the password :)

  • If you have a discount code for our website use this method to save booking below.  

Why Choose WalknTours?

Go at your own pace and schedule.   WalknTours allows you ditch the tour group and explore on your own, anytime, 24/7.  


All our tours are professionally researched, written, narrated and produced (sound effects/music) to make the story come to life.   All our tours are produced in house allowing for consistently great experiences.

  • We guarantee you'll love it or your money back.  

  • Go at your own pace and schedule.  

  • Profressionally researched, narrated and edited experiences.  

  • Our patented solo walking tour technology (U.S. Patent No.10,959,0510)  

  • Listen again after taking the on location tour

  • The tour never expires.  Go anytime and whenever you want.  


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