Tours

In this time of social isolation, it's more important than ever to get outside, breathe some fresh air, and feel the sun on your face. We're working with our community partners to bring you self-guided walking tours of New Haven's most beautiful and fascinating spots, bike tours that will take you down city streets and further afield to peaceful pastures, and virtual tours of your favorite museum spaces. More tours will be added throughout the spring and summer. Check back often for new adventures!

Bike Tour: East Coast Greenway North

presented in partnership with Elm City Cycling

Hop on your stationary bike and travel north from New Haven to Cheshire and learn about plans to connect the former rail trail to Northampton, Mass, then visit historic Locks 12 and 14 along with our bike tour partners Elm City Cycling.

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Or click on the link below for a map of the ride that you can enjoy on your own.

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Bike Tour: Water, Water Everywhere

presented in partnership with Elm City Cycling

Hop on your stationary bike and explore New Haven's rich and varied water resources, its rivers, estuaries and harbor. Learn about the ways we enjoy and protect these fragile assets in a time of climate change and increasing ecological awareness.

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Or click on the link below for a map of the ride that you can enjoy on your own.

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Shubert Theater Backstage Tour

For many years the Festival has partnered with the Shubert to present a "behind the curtain" look at the historic Shubert theater.  This year we are delighted to share this series of Virtual Tours hosted by Kelly Wuzzardo, Director of Education & Outreach Initiatives at the Shubert.

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Bike Tour: Gather New Haven

presented in partnership with Elm City Cycling

Step away from Zoom and hop onto your stationary bike to explore Gather New Haven's farms, gardens, and preserves.

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Or click on the link below for a map of the ride that you can enjoy on your own.

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New Haven Museum Factory Exhibit

In this gallery tour, Jason Bischoff-Wurstle, curator of the FACTORY exhibit at the New Haven Museum takes us through the history of the massive building that housed avant-garde artists, punk bands, skateboarders, and a succession of music and adult-entertainment clubs in the decades following the factory’s closure.

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Bike Tour: Shoreline Greenway

presented in partnership with Elm City Cycling

Step away from Zoom and hop onto your stationary bike to explore the New Haven Shoreline.

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Or click on the link below for a map of the ride that you can enjoy on your own.

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A Joint Bike Tour/Walking Tour of the Pardee-Morris House

presented in partnership with Elm City Cycling & The New Haven Museum

Twilight concerts at the Pardee-Morris House are a summer ritual. This year, Elm City Cycling takes you on a virtual ride from the New Haven Green to this historic home while you enjoy the music of Ed Fast & Congabop, who were originally scheduled to perform live for our bike tour participants.

Bike Tour: Hindinger Farm

presented in partnership with Elm City Cycling

Step away from Zoom, hop onto your stationary bike and ride along with Elm City Cycling to Hindinger Farm.

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Or click on the link below for a map of the ride that you can enjoy on your own.

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Arboretum Tour of the Grove Street Cemetery

This self-guided arboretum tour takes visitors on a 1.3-mile loop around the only arboretum in Greater New Haven to view an impressive selection of 40 plant species. Master gardeners Karyl K. Evans and Marilyn Elsworth have highlighted plants along the route in a brochure complete with original leaf drawings from live specimens.

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New Haven's African American, Indigenous, and Latinx History

This map was co-created by students in the African American and Latinx History class at Metropolitan, a local New Haven high school. It includes sites from across the city, spanning hundreds of years, from before European colonization of this land, to the present.

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New Haven Notables

Michael Bolton. Edward Bouchet. Meryl Streep. New Haven has been home to some of history's most renowned doctors, artists, entertainers, athletes, and thinkers. The Chapel West Special Services district commissioned a series of murals to celebrate 31 New Haven Notables, and the map below is your guide to finding them all. Download the map, set out on a walk, and see if you can spot all 31 murals. If you snap a selfie with your favorite and tag Arts & Ideas on Instagram (@artsideasct), we'll post it here!

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