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John Brown, Slavery, and the Legacies of Revolutionary Violence in Our Own Time: A Conference Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Harpers Ferry Raid

Gilder Lehrman Center's 11th Annual International Conference
October 29-31, 2009

Travel and Parking

The conference will be held at the following locations:

Thursday, October 29:
William L. Harkness Hall, Room 201 (Sudler Hall)
100 Wall Street (at the corner of Wall and College Streets)
New Haven, CT 06511

Friday and Saturday, October 30-31:
Luce Hall Auditorium
34 Hillhouse Avenue (between Trumbull and Sachem Streets)
New Haven, CT 06511

There are several options for traveling to and from New Haven. Following are some guidelines to help you plan your trip.

By Air:

The Tweed-New Haven Airport is located about 15 minutes from Yale Campus and is serviced by U.S. Airways Express commuter service and Pan Am Clipper Connection. Taxis from Tweed cost about $15 one way. There will be a taxi stand outside the baggage claim area, or you may call Metro Taxi at 203-777-7777.

Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT, an approximate one-hour commute, is convenient and offers a wide variety of carriers. Taxis from Bradley to New Haven will cost around $100. Ground transportation from Bradley International Airport to New Haven is also serviced by Connecticut Limo (http://www.ctlimo.com/ or 800-472-LIMO) and will cost approximately $44 one way. Connecticut Limo may make several stops en route to New Haven and will let passengers out at its Long Wharf Terminal. Passengers should plan to take a taxi from Long Wharf Terminal to Yale Campus, a 10-minute ride (approximately $15). For an additional charge, you may also make a special request to be dropped off at Phelps Gate on Yale Campus, about a 10-minute walk to Luce Hall where the conference will be held.

Other air travel options include the New York area airports: JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark, which are about an hour and a half commute from New Haven. All three airports are also serviced by Connecticut Limo (see information above). Additionally, Prime Time Shuttle (http://www.2theairport.com/ 800-377-8745) provides transportation from JFK and LaGuardia. Prime Time Shuttle will also drop off passengers at Phelps Gate on Yale Campus. Taxis from JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark to New Haven will cost about $150 to $175.

Passengers flying into Newark may also take Amtrak directly into New Haven. (See information below.)

Passengers flying into JFK may take the New York Airport Express Service Bus (718-875-8200) to the Bus Terminal, Grand Central Station, or Penn Station. Buses depart every 20-30 minutes from the Express Bus Stop located at each terminal. The fare is $15.

By Rail:

Amtrak provides service directly from Newark Airport and from Penn Station in New York City into New Haven's Union Station, about a 10-minute cab ride from downtown New Haven and Yale Campus. For information on Amtrak schedules and fares, please visit http://www.amtrak.com.

MetroNorth provides commuter service on a regular basis from New York City Grand Central Terminal into New Havenís Union Station. For a listing of schedules and fares, please visit http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/mnr/html/planning/schedules/index.html.

By Car:

Interstate 91:
From North, Hartford/Springfield: Take Exit 3, Trumbull Street. Straight off ramp, continue on Trumbull Street.

  • To get to Harkness Hall, continue on Trumbull Street through two traffic lights. At the third light, take a left onto Temple Street. Travel one block and take a right at the traffic light at Grove Street. Travel two blocks and take a left at the first traffic light onto College Avenue. Harkness Hall is located one block down on your right at the corner of Wall and College Streets.
  • To get to Luce Hall, continue on Trumbull Street through four traffic lights. Turn right, at the fourth light, onto Hillhouse Avenue. Luce Hall is located about half a block on your left.

Interstate 95:
From South and West, NY/NJ: Connect to I-91 North in New Haven; Take Exit 3, Trumbull Street, and follow directions above for I-91.

From North and East, Providence/New London:
Connect to I-91 North in New Haven; Take Exit 3, Trumbull Street and follow directions above for I-91.


Yale lots are open to the public after 4 p.m. and on Saturdays. Additionally, two-hour metered parking is available on the street near Luce Hall and Harkness Hall. Since there is limited parking on the street, we suggest you park in one of the nearby lots and garages around Yale campus. The city of New Haven offers a downloadable comprehensive parking map at: http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/ParkingAuthority/index.asp.