Soldiers & Sailors Tour

Presented by New Haven Department of Youth and Recreation

FREE. Climb to the top of the tower on East Rock! Learn the story behind the war memorial at the top of East Rock, climb the monument, and use provided binoculars to see the Elm City unfold below. Be prepared to climb lots of steps! This monument was dedicated in 1887 to a crowd of over 175,000, with Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman in attendence as well.

Participants must be able to climb a narrow spiral staircase up the 112ft tower. Binoculars will be provided. Sturdy shoes are a must since the stairs are grated steel that will destroy flip flops, sandals, or heels.  If small spaces make you uncomfortable, consider skipping this tour. Designed for ages 12 and up. 

New Haven Department of Youth and Recreation

The Department of Youth and Recreation mission statement is as follows: Ensuring all New Haven youth are aware and have access to positive opportunities to meet their basic needs to [1] be safe, cared for, valued and independent; [2] build skills and competencies that will allow them to thrive and contribute to society; and [3] enhance the quality of life for New Haven youth by creating an atmosphere of community through people, parks and programs.

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