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Please note these requirements are subject to change based on current standings.
The Lay of the Land
The New Haven Colony was established in 1638 by Puritans along the Long Island Sound and Quinnipiac River, on land acquired from the Quinnipiac tribe. The Puritan vision for New Haven’s town plan included the creation of nine perfect squares, with the center square open, common space with the church at its heart, now known as the New Haven Green. Though the squares were later subdivided and the agricultural land surrounding the nine squares was developed, the nine squares remain the center of New Haven and referred to as downtown New Haven. The city is conveniently located 80 miles to the northeast of New York City and 140 miles to the southwest of Boston in the junction of Interstates 95 and 91.
The Docomomo US National Symposium will take place in the heart of New Haven’s nine squares and will venture farther afield to include the Wooster Square neighborhood (home some of the best pizza in the United States), the Long Wharf area including Hotel Marcel, the Yale University campus, as well as many of the surrounding residential communities. New Haven has many other dynamic and diverse neighborhoods, and regularly ranks among the country's most walkable cities in addition to being named one of the 52 Places to Go in 2023 by the New York Times. We know you’ll enjoy exploring New Haven and learning about its history and architecture during your time here!
This year’s events will rotate between downtown New Haven and the Long Wharf (Hotel Marcel). Wednesday, June 21 begins at the Yale Art Gallery for our opening keynote, followed by a reception at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Thursday entails educational sessions at Hotel Marcel in the morning, followed by walking tours in the afternoon. Friday we head back downtown and close with the final plenary at Yale.
Did you know that the Hotel Marcel is not only LEED Certified by the US Greenbuilding Council, but is a carbon net-zero, fully sustainable historic hotel? Celebrating this successful unification of sustainability and respect for the property's historic value, Docomomo is encouraging guests to be mindful of their own carbon footprint.
Please note, guests will be responsible for their own transportation between hotel properties and event venues. Below you will find a number of user and carbon-friendly options in New Haven.
Downtown New Haven is a very walkable city. Enjoy a brisk 1.2 mile walk from the hotel to the New Haven greens. Depending on your walking pace, please allow 20-25 mins.
New Haven has worked to expand their network of bike lanes in recent years. Biking is an enjoyable, inexpensive, and environmentally-friendly way to experience the city.
For more information and an interactive map of New Haven's bike lanes see the City of New Haven website.
Note that Bike New Haven’s Bike Share has been permanently put on hold due to COVID.
The ever popular rideshare option is alive and well in New Haven. Lyft and Ubers riders even have the ability to set up rides and/or returns in advance.
New to ridesharing? No worries. Hotel Marcel’s concierge desk has a Lyft specialist that can assist!
Hotel Marcel has a 14-passenger electric van that provides complimentary transportation for hotel guests. Please note, this van is on a first come, first served basis and is available to the entire hotel, not just Docomomo guests.
The CTtransit system runs bus services in New Haven. It's user friendly for locals and visitors alike. The bus stops every two to three blocks between New Haven’s suburban neighborhoods and urban areas. Find specific route information here.
Bus fare on CTtransit is currently free through March 2023. Expect an update here if this fare suspension is expanded.
If you choose to drive, there are 3 key links for New Haven parking that you will want to have in advance:
- Park New Haven has an interactive parking locator
- The goNewHaven app that allows you to find parking, pay and manage parking around the city.
- The Parkmobile app is used by the city for all of their paid parking.
Note: All parking is payble on app or with coins at the meter. Parking is free on Sundays and holidays.
New Haven offers a number of local transportation services.
A list of car service and airport companies can be found on the Visit New Haven website.
Travel to New Haven instructions can be found below the hotel details.
Docomomo US is pleased to offer discounts to a variety of New Haven hotels during the National Symposium. The Hotel Marcel is the preferred hotel of the Symposium. Hotel Marcel & the La Quinta Inn & Suites are located in the Long Wharf area, a short drive from downtown New Haven. The Study, Omni, and Courtyard by Marriott are located in the downtown/Yale vicinity.