At a time when everything feels uncertain, we find comfort and inspiration in knowing that you care about the Museum, and we need your support now more than ever.

Here are some ways you can give to sustain the Barnum Museum as a bridge from the past to the future:

As the Barnum Museum continues to navigate the ongoing impact from Covid-19, donations to the Barnum Museum are more important than ever.  The Museum depends on contributions from donors like you to ensure the legacy and vitality of the glorious historic Museum for generations to come. We are sincerely grateful to everyone who helped us in 2020 and look forward to an exciting, successful and healthy 2021. THANK YOU!

Stay well, stay strong! 

Kathleen Maher,
Executive Director

“The Noblest Art is that of Making Others Happy” P.T. Barnum, 1886

Barnum Museum is a charitable organization pursuant to section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service.  Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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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, payable to The Barnum Museum, 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.

Corporate Sponsorship

Your organization can make a tax-deductible contribution and receive valuable benefits for your employees, customers and other partners. All corporate members receive:

Complimentary passes to the Barnum, Invitations to exclusive exhibit receptions; concierge service and private viewings for special attractions, Recognition on corporate support plaques and the Museum’s website, and Recognition in Museum newsletters and publications.