Reading the stones: art and architectural history tour of Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven

Event time: 
Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Grove Street Cemetery See map
227 Grove Street (at High Street)
New Haven, CT 06520
Event description: 

New Haven’s Grove Street Cemetery is the first chartered burial ground in the United States, incorporated in 1797. It is one of only 61 National Historic Landmarks in Connecticut, and one of nine in New Haven. 

This one-hour tour (offered at 12:30pm and again at 2:00pm) led by Patricia Illingworth will explore the art, architecture, and history of the cemetery and help visitors to “read” the monuments in this extraordinary place of cultural heritage. Visitors will learn about some of the many styles represented in the cemetery and the stories and meaning behind them. Most importantly, the tour will encourage visitors to explore the cemetery on their own to uncover and discover more stories from this extraordinary resource of cultural heritage, free and open to all every day of the year.