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Conceived and constructed by P.T. Barnum, The Barnum Museum has proudly served Bridgeport and Connecticut since 1893. Standing prominently on Main Street, the ornate, exotic architecture defines Bridgeport's cultural heritage and distinguishes the city's uniqueness, a symbol of achievement and creativity, an instrument of learning and a bridge from the past to the future.

We hope you will consider joining as a Vision Member, and become part of The Barnum Museum legacy. Please know how important Museum members are to our on-going objective to offer enriching programs! Consider conveniently joining today via the links below! As you consider your membership, please also consider giving an extra gift in support of the Museum's continuing programs, or give a gift membership to a friend or family member. As always, your contribution is tax-deductible.

Vision Member (Individual) - $25:

Vision Member (Dual - Bring a Friend!) - $40:

Vision Member (Individual & Dual) benefits include:
  • Free admission to Museum programs.
  • A complimentary copy of P.T. Barnum's famous book, The Art of Money Getting.
  • Member's Only" previews of new exhibitions & events.
  • Private Behind-the-Scenes Tours with the Curator.
  • Annual "Evening with the Director" soiree.
  • Invitation to the Annual Meeting & Reception.

The restoration of The Barnum Museum will only be possible through generous donations by supporters like you. Already donations have helped with the restoration of the historic building and the conservation of objects affected by the tornado.

Donations can be made in a number of ways:

Donate Online:

Donate by Credit Card:

If you would like to donate offline by credit card, please call (203) 331-1104 x 100. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Donate Checks and Money Orders:

Please mail checks and money orders to:
The Barnum Museum
820 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Donate Cash:

Please do not mail cash. If you'd like to make a cash donation, please visit us during our public hours.

The Barnum Museum is a registered 501(c)3. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.



The Barnum Museum | 820 Main Street | Bridgeport, CT 06604
phone: 203-331-1104 | fax: 203-331-0079
Executive Director:
Kathleen Maher

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