Barnum Museum

Tripadvisor (50) · Museum in Bridgeport, CT
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Conceived and constructed by the great American showman, P.T. Barnum, The Barnum Museum has proudly served an international audience … See more


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Jul 21, 2022
Visited summer 2019. We arrived just as it opened and were immediately welcomed onto a tour. The woman who said she’d been there 20+ years gave such an interesting talk about the exhibits. She really… Full review by louisej987
May 24, 2021
We stopped to see this beautiful building completed in 1893 by Barnum, called The Barnum Museum Institute of Science and History. It was closed for renovations after storm damage in 2010-2012 but we… Full review by Gene R J
Jan 24, 2020
The actual museum building is awaiting a very expensive reconstruction to repair tornado damage and the staff estimated that it will be 5-7 years before the museum will reopen in its own building. Fo… Full review by 94741233


Architectural style:Byzantine

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How long should we plan on spending at the museum?
It's quick, and small. I think we spent about an hour there. A nice stop before we got on the ferry to Port Jefferson, NY. Ample street parking (metered)
Is it wheelchair accessible?
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Why is the Barnum Museum so special?
P.T. Barnum is one of America’s greatest thinkers and innovators – the greatest showman on earth! – and the Barnum Museum is his last and...
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