Hillhouse Avenue

presented with New Haven Preservation Trust

Tour Hillhouse Avenue National Historic District and discover why Charles Dickens described it as “the most beautiful street in America”, 150 years ago. Compare the restored, historic mansions to early drawings and photographs. Learn of James Hillhouse’s Arcadian vision for America, when he lined the street with elm trees in 1792 and its evolution from the first gas light to the ‘bluelights’ of Yale. Hear tales of the business, educational and social achievements of some of the residents, including two US Presidents. Led by Channing Harris

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