Cultural Heritage Tours

A project of the ETHNIC HERITAGE CENTER

Map & Sites

Use this interactive map for an overview of the tour. Each site has a description and image for viewing. The list follows the numbering of the sites for an easy self-guided walking tour. Use the "On the Tour" list to read more about each of the sites. Follow the links "About the Tour" for more information.


History of Downtown

Since 1640, the New Haven Green and its surrounding streets have been the center of New Haven’s cultural, religious, and commercial life. This concentration of public functions and spaces in the city’s downtown brought together citizens from diverse cultural backgrounds, despite the obstacles created by racial and religious discrimination....

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