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Bridgeport

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Bridgeport is a seaport city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is the largest city in the state and is located in Fairfield County at the mouth of the Pequonnock River on Long Island Sound. Bridgeport had a population of 144,229 during the 2010 Census, making it also the 5th-most populous in New England. It is bordered by the towns of Trumbull to the north, Fairfield to the west, and Stratford to the east. The Greater Bridgeport area is the 48th-largest urban area in the United States. Located 60 miles from Manhattan and 40 miles from the Bronx, Bridgeport is also part of the New York metropolitan area.Bridgeport was inhabited by the Paugussett Indian tribe at the time of its English colonization. The English farming community became a center of trade, shipbuilding, and whaling. The town incorporated to subsidize the Housatonic Railroad and rapidly industrialized following the rail line's connection to the New York and New Haven railroad. Manufacturing was the mainstay of the local economy until the 1970s.
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Park
Seaside Park
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Duration: 2 hours
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Zoo
Beardsley Zoo
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Children’s Museum
Discovery Museum
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
The Barnum Museum
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Bridgeport

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Brewery
Two Roads Brewing Company Stratford
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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National Park
Weir Farm National Historic Site Wilton
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Duration: 8 hours
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Park
Sherwood Island State Park Westport
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Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Compo Beach Westport
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Bridgeport

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Church
St. Margaret's Shrine
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Lighthouse
Fayerweather Island Light
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Housatonic Museum of Art
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Bridgeport Public Library
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Bridgeport

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Lighthouse
Tongue Point Light
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Duration: 30 minutes

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