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For more than a century, the Barnum Museum has paid tribute to the imagination, creativity and foresight of its namesake, P.T. Barnum. After a series of devastating natural disasters, compounded by the global pandemic, the Museum is at a critical stage as we continue our unyielding efforts to restore the historic landmark and re-imagine an innovative 21st century guest experience. We have launched our “Dream It!, Do It” capital campaign to make the iconic Barnum Museum a touchstone of urban revival, attracting visitors from across the globe and, in the essence of Barnum himself, investing in the community. Thank you for your support of this important national treasure!

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

For more than a century, the Barnum Museum has paid tribute to the imagination, creativity and foresight of its namesake, P.T. Barnum.  After a series of devastating natural disasters, compounded by the global pandemic, the Museum is at a critical stage as we continue our unyielding efforts to restore the historic landmark and re-imagine an innovative 21st century guest experience.  We have launched our “Dream It!, Do It” capital campaign to make the iconic Barnum Museum a touchstone of urban revival, attracting visitors from across the globe and, in the essence of Barnum himself, investing in the community. Thank you for your support of this important national treasure!

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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 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.

Vision Membership

(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, and an Invitation to the Annual Meeting & Reception.

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.