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Yale University, New Haven

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Educational Site · Tourist Spot
Wander the halls and grounds of Yale University to get a feel for the institution's 300-year history and the minds that have studied here. Join a guided tour led by a current student, or pick up the Blue Trail map for a self-guided tour. You can also choose to listen to audio tracks on your own MP3 player as you explore the university. The guided tour will take you to the central campus area, several of Yale's residential colleges, the Gothic Sterling Memorial Library, and the Beineke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. You'll learn about student life on campus, the university's architecture, and Yale's history. Put Yale University on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our New Haven online trip builder.
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  • The day before we visited Yale - we had visited the Harvard campus - and I think the air at Harvard is just a little smarter then the air at Yale....could be wrong though. Fun place to walk around.....  more »
  • What a beautiful campus. Unfortunately, there were no tours do to Covid protocols. The University dates back to 1701. Gothic style architecture and greenery are found throughout. It feels like the...  more »
  • I went to Yale, a couple of times. The vibe here is so refreshing and so motivating, I cannot explain. I visited couple of museums and find them quite interesting. I also attended a lecture which was open to public and it gave me a feel of Yale lecture halls. There are many cafes and fresh restaurants that should be checked out.
  • Great campus! They have lots of free guided tours to bring you around the school so do join them to get a better experience! The campus is big as well, with lots of different buildings and styles. Nice to take a walk under the tree shadows in the summer. Lovely place
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