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Barnum and Bridgeport to celebrate the great showman’s 204th birthday

Barnum vintage postage stamp

The celebration and stamp issuance by the U.S. Postal Service will take place at the Barnum Museum in the town where he once served as mayor.

Connecticut’s own, P.T. Barnum was a legendary 19th century promoter and showman who created “The Greatest Show on Earth,” a circus that captivated audiences here and abroad. 

His birthday party takes place July 2nd (three days before his actual birthday) at the museum dedicated to his life and times and the city where he lived and is buried. 

Continuing a long tradition, Luigi’s Italian Pastry in Bridgeport will be providing a birthday cake for the guests. The events all take place at 820 Main Street in Bridgeport.

Barnum entered the circus business late in life, at 61, but he took it by storm, thrilling audiences at home and abroad.


The Barnum Museum

820 Main Street | Bridgeport, CT 06604
phone: 203-331-1104