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The Barnum Museum, Bridgeport

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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.
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  • 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....  more
    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....  more »
  • What a gem of a museum and sad that it might take some time to get back into the main building. Entrance is free, but we had such a great time with the knowledgeable guides that we left a donation... 
    What a gem of a museum and sad that it might take some time to get back into the main building. Entrance is free, but we had such a great time with the knowledgeable guides that we left a donation...  more »
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  • Good to know history , The greatest show man !!!;
  • I haven't been there but, I love the movie, The Greatest Shownman and the book, Who was P.T Barnum. I just know we are gonna go there one day!!! I've watched the movie MILLIONS OF TIMES, I just love it.

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