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Barnum Museum, The  
820 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-331-1104
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Originally named the Barnum Institute of Science and History, the Barnum Museum is "committed to the preservation and interpretation of Bridgeport's industrial and social history." Exhibits include P. T. Barnum: Bethel to Broadway to Bridgeport, a re-creation of the drawing room from the famous Harral-Wheeler mansion, the Victorian Picture Gallery featuring fine art and sculpture that capture the essence of the early art museum, popularized during the 19th century; Baby Bridgeport, a 6'8" 700 pound mounted pachyderm; P. T. Barnum Presents the "Divine Jenny" Lind, and the Egyptian mummy named Pa-Ib.

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