East Haven

East Haven is a town in Connecticut located three minutes away from New Haven and 35 miles from Hartford, the capital. It is part of the Greater New Haven area, founded in 1683. The town population was 28,189 as of the 2000 census. It is known for its primarily Italian-American population. The shape of the town is vertically long, and split into three different areas: Foxon, the Center, and Momauguin. Foxon is the northernmost section and is surrounded Branford and North Branford as well as New Haven. The Center is not geographically the center of town, but contains the town hall, library, and the green, surrounded by a suburban area. Momauguin, to the south, borders New Haven along the coastline and contains the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport.

Snowy street in East Haven, February, 2001

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Map of East Haven

I-95 South exit 52 or 51 I-95 North exit 51 I-91 which is on the west of town and it intersects with the town at the Foxon line and connects with the north of BranfordRt 1 is parallel to I-95 through, what is called, the “Center” of town and connects to State Route 100.

Two nearby train stations: Union Station, located 3 miles from the center of New Haven, and a commuter station an equal distance away in Branford.

Tweed New Haven Regional Airport on the border of New Haven. Located at 155 Burr St. Telephone: +1 203-466-8888.

CT Transit – Public bus system running throughout Connecticut, including within East Haven.

Route 100 runs across East Haven to connect the “central” area with the “Foxon” area.

A Civil War cannon, on the town green
  • Shoreline Trolley Museum, 17 River St, +1 203-467-6927. Includes displays and hands-on exhibits, a guided tour of nearly 100 vintage trolleys, as well as a variety of trolley rides along the historical Branford Electric Railway. April, November, December through the 17th: Sundays from10AM-5PM with trolleys running all day. May, September, October: Sat and Sun from 10AM-5PM. Summer hours (Memorial Day-Labor Day): every day from 10AM-5PM. Scheduling may vary, see website for details. Admission: adult $8, senior $6, child (2-5) $4. Family value: 2 adults and unlimited children $24. Children under 2 are free. 
  • East Haven Historical Society Museum, 200 Tyler Avenue (Old East Haven High School). Hours: Wednesday from 11AM to 2PM or by appointment. 

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