HOURS &
DIRECTIONS

Our museum gallery, currently installed in the People’s United Bank Gallery behind the historic Museum building, features artifacts that belonged to P.T. Barnum and Tom Thumb, pieces of historic Bridgeport, and a few extraordinary surprises!

Hours

We are open for viewing and tours from:

11:00am — 3:00p.m. Thursdays & Fridays
Year-Round

Admission

Admission is free. (Donations are always appreciated!)

Location

820 Main St Bridgeport, CT 06604

(203) 331-1104
info@barnum-museum.org

Wayfinding

Our museum gallery is currently installed in the People’s United Bank Gallery behind the historic Museum building. Follow signs pointing to the gallery’s entrance from the main plaza. Doors are open only during gallery and program hours.

During the summer, we are typically open Saturdays from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Check our website and social media accounts for most current hours, special events and updates. There is metered parking in front of the Museum, and the Harbor Yard municipal parking garage is located at Main and Water Streets.

Parking

There is metered parking in front of the Museum, and the Harbor Yard municipal parking garage is located at Main and Water Streets.

Directions

From I-95 heading South

Take Exit 27 (Lafayette Boulevard) stay to the left when ramp forks. Take a left at the end of the ramp, onto Lafayette Boulevard. Go under the turnpike to the light, staying in the center lane. Take the far left onto South Frontage Road (note: the near left takes you back onto I-95). At the second traffic light, take a left onto Main Street. Go under the turnpike and past the light. The Museum is on the right.

From I-95 heading North

Take Exit 27 (Lafayette Boulevard) and continue straight to 5th traffic light to Main Street. Turn left on Main. The Museum is on the right.

From Route 8-25 heading South

Take Exit 3 (Main Street and Washington Avenue) and stay in left lane, following Main Street South signs. Continue on Main for about 1.5 miles. The Museum is on the left.

From Merritt Parkway (Route 15) heading South

Take Exit 52 to Route 8-25 Connector, toward Bridgeport. Stay on Route 8-25 South and follow directions above.

From Merritt Parkway (Route 15) heading North

Take Exit 49S to Route 8-25 Connector toward Bridgeport. Stay on Route 8-25 South and follow directions above.

By Train

Metro North Railroad and Amtrak trains stop at Bridgeport Transportation Station. Cross Water Street, walk two blocks to Main Street, and turn left on Main. The Museum is two blocks on the left.

By Bus

Greyhound and Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority buses stop at Bridgeport Bus Terminal. Cross Water Street, walk two blocks to Main Street, and turn left on Main. The Museum is two blocks on the left.

By Ferry

Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company ferryboats stop at Bridgeport Dock. Cross Water Street, walk two blocks to Main Street, and turn left on Main. The Museum is two blocks on the left.

By Nutshell Carriage

First, find some Shetland ponies…

Step into the Ring!

Support the Barnum Museum.