Visitor Info 

Map of Downtown New Haven

Visit New Haven 
Regional Information
28 Orange St., New Haven. 203-777-8550, 800-332-STAY, Please call ahead for assistance. 
New Haven Visitor Center and Snack Shack Regional Information

Exit 46, Long Wharf Dr., New Haven. Conveniently located easy on/off I-95, offering tourism information, on-the-go-snacks, locally made treats, and more! Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 203-217-3091

Town Green District 
Downtown New Haven  
900 Chapel St., 7th Floor, New Haven. 203-401-4245,
Branford Town Hall (Economic Dev. Office)
1019 Main St., Branford. 203-315-0637,
Shoreline Chamber of Commerce
2614 Boston Post Rd, Guilford. 203-488-5500, 
Guilford Information Center
32 Church St., Guilford. 203-671-9351, 
Hamden Visitor Center Hamden 2969 Whitney Ave., Hamden. 203-288-6431
Madison Visitors Center
12 School St., Madison. 203-245-7394, 
City of Meriden Town Hall (Economic Dev. Office)
142 East Main St. Room 217, Meriden. 203-630-4151, 
Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce
5 Broad St., Milford. 203-878-0681, 
Henry Whitfield House State Museum
248 Old Whitfield St., Guilford.
203-453-2457, Website
May 1 – December 15: Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30
January – April: Monday-Friday, 10:00-4:30

Connecticut Service Plazas

I-95 (Connecticut Turnpike)

  • Darien
  • Fairfield
  • Milford
  • Branford
  • Madison


Route 15 (Merritt Parkway/Wilbur Cross Parkway)

  • Greenwich
  • New Canaan
  • Fairfield
  • Orange
  • North Haven


  • Montville (Southbound only)
  • Plainfield

Emergency Numbers 

Police, Fire, Emergency       911
Yale-New Haven Hospital – 20 York St.

Emergency Department (Adult) 203-688-2222
Emergency Department (Pediatric) 203-688-3333
Administration 203-688-4242
Yale-New Haven Hospital Referral Line 203-688-2000
Smilow Cancer Hospital 203-688-4242


Yale-New Haven Hospital – St. Raphael’s Campus

Emergency Services 203-789-3464
Patient Information 203-789-3475 or 203-789-3400

Veteran’s Hospital – West Haven Campus 203-932-5711
Midstate Medical Center 203-694-8200

 Milford Hospital


Colleges & Universities

  • Albertus Magnus College 203-773-8550 or 800-578-9160
  • Gateway Community College 800-390-7723
  • Middlesex Community College 860-343-5800
  • Paier College of Art 203-287-3031
  • Quinnipiac University 203-582-8200
  • Southern Connecticut State University 203-392-SCSU or 888-500-SCSU
  • University of New Haven 203-932-7000 or 800-DIAL-UNH
  • Yale University Directory Assistance 203-432-4771

Important Connecticut Laws for Visitors

Cell Phone Usage in Motor Vehicles Effective October 1, 2005 Connecticut law requires drivers 18 years of age and older to use hands-free accessories to legally use a cell phone or mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle. Under the law, drivers 16 or 17 years of age are prohibited from using any mobile telephone, including phones with hands-free accessories, while driving.

Liquor Laws The legal drinking age in Connecticut is twenty-one.


Seat Belts and Child Restraint Systems Effective October 1, 2005. (1) child restraint system use requirements will extend to children under age seven or who weigh less than 60 pounds, regardless of age; (2) require any child under age one or weighing less than 20 pounds to be transported in a rear-facing position in his child restraint system; and (3) require children restrained in booster seats to be anchored by a seat belt that includes a shoulder belt.