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The Center is closed until further notice.
The Center is free and open to the all. This admission policy also applies to programs and special exhibitions.
Contact the Center
|General Information||+1 203 432 2800|
|Museum Shop||+1 203 432 2828|
|Groups and Tours||+1 203 432 2858|
|Membership||+1 203 432 8559|
The Museum Shop is closed until further notice.
Programs and Resources
Please note that all March and April tours are canceled, and many upcoming programs are canceled or postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your support and understanding. Find an updated list of programs and tours here.
The Study Room is closed until further notice.
Reference Library and Archives
The Reference Library and Archives are closed until further notice.
The Center is located at 1080 Chapel Street, New Haven, between High and York Streets. The main entrance is on the southwest corner of Chapel and High Streets.
From I-95, northbound or southbound, take Exit 47 Downtown New Haven/Rt 34. Take the exit to York Street and turn right. Follow York Street through two traffic lights, and the Center’s lot is on the right. From I-91, take Exit 1 Downtown New Haven.
By Public Transportation
Metro-North, Amtrak, and Shoreline East provide train service to New Haven’s Union and State Street Stations. Public transportation between Union Station and the New Haven Green is available by free Yale University Shuttle (Monday–Friday) or CT Transit bus J5 or J7.
Visitors may park in the LAZ lot at 161 York Street (behind the museum) or the LAZ garage at 150 York Street. Additional parking is available in other area lots and metered spaces on the street around the Center. For more information about parking in downtown New Haven, visit The Shops at Yale.
The Center does not offer on-site dining, but Atticus Bookstore and Cafe may be found on the ground level and Harvest Wine Bar and Restaurant offers seasonal outdoor seating in a lower-level exterior courtyard. For more dining options within walking distance of the museum, see The Shops at Yale restaurant guide.
New Haven has several shopping and dining options on Chapel Street, where the Center is located, and a few blocks away on Broadway. Dozens of award-winning restaurants energize the downtown area, and local boutiques and retail shops, including the Center’s Museum Shop, offer a wide variety of merchandise, including handmade and fine jewelry, books, designer clothes, active wear, beauty products, and artisanal foods. Additional restaurants and merchants are located on the ground level of the Center, including Derek Simpson Goldsmith, Froyo World, Neville Wisdom designs and The Juice Box. Visit The Shops at Yale for more information about restaurants and merchants near the Center.