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Barnum Museum (The)

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820 Main St | Bridgeport, CT | 203-331-1104 |


Opened in 1893, the Barnum Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Bridgeport?s industrial and social history as well as the life and times of showman, former mayor of Bridgeport and member of the Connecticut General Assembly Phineas Taylor Barnum. The museum is an outstanding educational resource and includes period rooms; decorative arts; a 3,000 piece miniature circus; a 4,000 year old Egyptian mummy; Baby Bridgeport, Barnum's favorite pachyderm; memorabilia from the diminutive Tom Thumb and more. The original museum building is listed in the national Register of Historic Places.


 

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