Famously known as the "most beautiful street in America," the Hillhouse Avenue Historic District is a site that spreads over 18 acres of land. With several traditional homes located here dating to the 19th-century, the site also features homes of some renowned people. The site is worth a visit to watch the beautiful elite constructions of New Haven.
The Congregational United Church of Christ, as it is more formally known, has stood on the New Haven Green since 1639. The current Georgian structure dates to 1812. Architect Ithiel Town incorporated large windows into the design to capture sunshine, as there was no heating system. A beautiful Tiffany window, installed in 1890, depicts the Rev. John Davenport leading the first service in the new colony. The historic crypt contains the remains of Benedict Arnold's first wife. There is a small burial ground behind the church, where regicide John Dixwell is laid to rest.
American history resides in a beautiful setting at Sagamore Hill, the home of Theodore Roosevelt for over 30 years. While he was the 26th President of the United States, this mansion was known as the "Summer White House". Now, visitors can explore the home and the the beautiful surrounding area as well as participate in the small traditions of the place, such as the Sunday Afternoon Flag Folding. Entrance to the house is only permitted by guided tour, but the surrounding grounds are free to explore. Sagamore Hill is a wonderful place to learn about American history and culture or local nature and science (equal passions of Roosevelt himself!) for students of all ages. Children can participate in a Junior Park Ranger Program to earn badges and a patch.
A fine specimen of Gothic architecture, The Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist has expanded from a small church originally established in early 1850s to a large structure accommodating multiple immigrants of the Catholic faith today. In contrast to the Gothic exterior, the interiors are simple yet captivating. The church is famously called 'The Mother Church of Stamford'.
Marsh Botanical Garden is situated within the precincts of Yale University. Its name pays tribute to Othniel Charles Marsh, who bestowed this property upon the university. Beatrix Farrand planned the landscape of the garden that houses a wide variety of plant species. Faculty, students, nature lovers, researchers and many other visitors head to this botanical gardens that has four greenhouses, perennial beds, seasonal plants and much more.
Located in the Yale University Campus,the Grove Street Cemetery dates back to being established in the late 18th Century. This cemetery was built in 1796 and was declared as a National Historic Landmark in 2000. Many notable historical figures from Yale and New Haven are buried here, including 14 Yale University's presidents. Tours are available during summers and early winters and show the burial sites of notable people here.
It is a historic windmill located on Bronson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. It was built in the year 1894 for Frederic Bronson, from whom it derives its name. It is a tall structure made of Georgia pine and has stone exteriors. The architectural style featured by the windmill is Corcoran Storm Defying Windmill. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in the year 1971 and is also a part of the Greenfield Hill Historic District.
Founded in 1943, Fairfield University is one of the nation's leading small, liberal arts colleges, conveniently located between New York City and New Haven. There are lovely buildings on campus, including Egan Chapel (a modern church dedicated to St. Ignatius Loyola) and The Quick Center (a performing arts facility). Also on campus, is the boys high school, Fairfield Prep. It is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and the campus offers lovely views of Long Island Sound from the hillside.
The Southport Historic District is a district of preserves of the former Southport. Spread over 225 acres (91 ha) of land, the district is a site of the remains of the historical beauties, however, since most of the structures were burnt down by the British, the only one home is the Meeker House which reflects history. Featuring the Greek Revival, Romanesque, and Federal styles of architecture, as the main designs of the area, the place is a great site to visit and re live the history of the district.
The Nathaniel Wheeler Memorial Fountain in Bridgeport, Connecticut was constructed in 1912–1913 and designed by unconventional American sculptor Gutzon Borglum. Nathaniel Wheeler's children had this sculpture to the city as an ode to their loving father, who had also been an important town personality. The structure shows a central bronze figure of a mermaid with a child in one hand and a lamp in the other, as fish seem to circling around her fins. The monument was repaired in 2009-2010 and was included to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
The city of Bridgeport has enjoyed a long and eventful history that began long before the region was colonized. Over time, the city grew to be an important center of trade, with thriving shipbuilding and whaling industries. Today, the city is one of the Connecticut's most populous and is home to a diverse community. Much of the city's historic heritage has been preserved and is a treasure trove for those with an interest in colonial architecture and American history. The historic homes and mansions that line the streets of the Stratfield Historic District, Black Rock Harbor Historic District and the Marina Park Historic District reflect a variety of historic architectural styles. The City also boasts a number of public parks and a vibrant cultural scene with theaters, museums, music festivals, concert series and more to look forward to. Popular tourist attractions and entertainment venues include the Webster Bank Arena, Barnum Museum and Beardsley Zoo.
The eminent Pequonnock River Railroad Bridge is the celebrated bridge that stretches across the Pequonnock River. This bridge handles the traffic of the Northeast Corridor, that includes rail lines of Amtrak and Metro-North.