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St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church is charming church housed near the Yale University. The history of this church dates back to 1834 when it was originally built. However, a massive fire destroyed the structure in 1848. The present structure was only built in 1874 and boasts of designs by the famed architect, James Murphy. The church has stone masonry built, while the charming interiors feature beautiful relics and stained-glass windows.

Deacon John Grave House

The Deacon John Grave House has been the home of seven generations of the Grave family. In 1983, the Deacon John Grave Foundation was founded to avoid demolition of this wooden frame house. Currently a museum, it hosts interesting events throughout the year. Check website for details.

Lighthouse Point Carousel

Located in New Haven's scenic Lighthouse Point Park, this historic carousel dates back to 1916. With over 70 characters to choose from, as well as two chariots, you can take a spin on ornate horses and camels. Make sure you look out for George Washington conducting the orchestra as you make your way around. No trip to this park is complete without a ride on the carousel.

Southwest Ledge Lighthouse

Standing 57 feet high, the Southwest Ledge Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse located on the reef at the main entrance to New Haven Harbor. Known as the first structure that was constructed in the cylindrical iron foundation, the lighthouse is currently not accessible to the public. The lighthouse can be seen by a boat ride or from a distance from the New Haven Harbor, which looks amazing. The lighthouse is still in use to help in navigating.

The 1750 Ogden House & Gardens

The 1750 Ogden House & Gardens served the Odgen family for nearly 125 years. Currently, managed by the Fairfield Historical Society, this historical house chronicles and displays documents and objects pertaining to that era. Its beautiful gardens further add to the splendor.

Wesleyan University

Established in 1831, Wesleyan University is named in the honor of John Wesley (founder of Methodism). This liberal arts college offers academic courses in interesting fields like Astronomy, Anthropology, Music, Sociology and so forth. Every year nearly 2700 undergraduates and 200 graduate students pass out from here. Wesleyan stresses on innovation and creativity and its teaching methods, classes and courses are based on this principle. For more details, check website.

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