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“A must visit,this is a landmark”
Review of The Barnum Museum

The Barnum Museum
Ranked #9 of 19 things to do in Bridgeport
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Conceived and constructed by the great American showman, P.T. Barnum, The Barnum Museum has proudly served an international audience since 1893, and is one of our country's great national treasures. The ornate, exotic building distinguishes the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut's uniqueness, it is a symbol of achievement and creativity, and is a testament to the pioneers and visionaries of the 19th century.
Reviewed February 15, 2013

If you are going to visit any place in Connecticut you must visit Barnum Museum,this place is historic and has a lot of Connecticut first's

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Reviewed December 19, 2012

if being in the circus is tour are of interest, I foung the subject well presented and that the museum provided a lot of information I just couldn'.t have cared less.

1  Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great building, kept original in a newly developed down town. Full of local history and unusual exhibits dealing with circus and PT Barnum artifacts. Has Freaks and props as well as rooms from his famous 19th century houses recreated with original furnishings. Top floor has neat miniature circus train and Tom thumb exhibit. Big event room has had very cool specials. Other than parking fees and walking distance, its a great city museum with an unusual focus.

2  Thank Mark T
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Very interesting, it is a collection of PT Barnum's memorabilia from his circuses. There are a lot of quirky exhibits worth the trip.

2  Thank Catherine M
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Haven't visited in a while, so other reviews may be more relevant but exhibits on Bridgeport lore such as Barnum and Bailey and a fantastic in your dreams model train exhibit were real fun.

1  Thank 2Dine4
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