Barnum Museum


Come one, come all.

Even after major tornado damage, the show must go on. And it’s daunting when one of the greatest showmen of all time asks your advice on how to keep that show going, more daunting still when asked to improve it. The Barnum Museum, founded at the behest of P.T. Barnum himself, is housed in richly-detailed Romanesque style in downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut. The exhibits feature the industry of Bridgeport, Gilded Age Victorian interiors, and the curiosities and artifacts from Barnum’s great circus that showcase his opulent, strange, and colorful time. We’ve planned for their restoration and reorientation.

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