Free & Cheap Things to Do in New Haven, CT

  • The list below includes 257 free or cheap things to do in or near New Haven, Connecticut, including 116 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Music Venue, Libraries and National & State Parks.
  • From Yale University to Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in New Haven and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Hamden, Milford, Fairfield and Stratford.
  • The list below includes 257 free or cheap things to do in or near New Haven, Connecticut, including 116 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Music Venue, Libraries and National & State Parks.
  • From Yale University to Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in New Haven and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Hamden, Milford, Fairfield and Stratford.
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Experienced working artists share their passion for painting with beginners in a casual environment
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94% 857 votes
Colleges & Universities New Haven, CT MoreLess Info
One of the eight Ivy League colleges, Yale University is located in New Haven, Connecticut. It has many revered programs, including those in engineering, medicine, musicology, physics and the biological sciences.
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98% 133 votes
Libraries 121 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511 MoreLess Info
Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is located in New Haven, Connecticut. It contains ancient and archival books, maps, letters and other historically important material and is one of the world's most important research libraries.
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93% 57 votes
Cemeteries 227 Grove Street, New Haven, CT 06511 MoreLess Info
Established in 1797, Grove Street Cemetery, was the first chartered cemetery in the nation and was the first designed for family plots. The cemetery serves as the final resting place for many historically significant figures and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
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92% 37 votes
Parks 75 Cliff St., New Haven, CT 06511 MoreLess Info
This 25-acre jewel located on the edge of New Haven, Edgerton Park, is a favorite destination for people who want to enjoy the gardens and grounds of this old estate. On the National Register of Historic Places, the park features many walking paths, fountains, and greenhouses.
1.8 Miles
88% 127 votes
Parks Cold Spring and Orange Sts, New Haven, CT 06510 MoreLess Info
East Rock Park, is a 425-acre park in New Haven, CT that features a myriad of sports courts and fields, over 10-miles of hiking and biking trails, and much more. Visitors can also enjoy the Trowbridge Environmental Center and Pardee Rose Garden and Greenhouse.
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62% 114 votes
Neighborhoods New Haven, CT MoreLess Info
The privately-owned New Haven Green is a 16-acre park in downtown New Haven, Connecticut. It is a popular place to stroll, enjoy a picnic lunch, walk dogs and soak up some sunshine.
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100% 9 votes
Dog Park Chapel & Union Street, New Haven, CT 06511 MoreLess Info
Close to downtown, Union Street Dog Park offers lots of open space for pets to run and play. Featuring a section for smaller dogs, it is safe for all breeds. Other park amenities include benches and a doggie drinking fountain.
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100% 6 votes
Parks 570 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511 MoreLess Info
Located within an historic district, Wooster Square Park provides visitors with a natural green expanse in a quaint downtown setting. The park offers numerous trails and picnic areas, and is noted for the blooming of its cherry trees each Spring.
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70% 23 votes
National & State Parks 2 Lighthouse Point Road, New Haven, CT 06512 MoreLess Info
Lighthouse Point Park is a community park and historic site that features a wide expanse of beach. The park has picnic and barbecue areas, a carousel, a rock pier, and pavilions that are available for rental.
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69% 13 votes
Libraries 133 Elm St, New Haven, CT 06510 MoreLess Info
With a varied collection including an array of books and audiovisual resources, New Haven Free Public Library supports education in and around the community. Special programs for youth, seniors and the general public are also sponsored here.
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