Best Landmarks in Bridgeport, CT

Handpicked Top 3 Landmarks in Bridgeport, CT. How do we actually find the most highly rated landmark? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!

BRIDGEPORT CITY HALL

45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport, CT 06604

Since 1854

City Hall, Historical Places, Government Buildings, Programs and Exhibits, Events, Wedding Ceremonies, Reception, Galas, Fundraisers, Meetings, Caterer, Event Sponsor, Landmarks, Architecture Buildings, Birthday Party, Observation Deck, Corporate, Gift Shop, Group Visits, Courthouse, Reception & Dinner Party

Area 1.8 acres (0.73 ha) - Alexander Jackson Davis designed it in the Greek Revival style to resemble a temple

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Mon - Fri : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat & Sun : Closed

They had been the site of the first county seat and courthouse in Fairfield County but by the mid-19th century, not only was the old courthouse insufficient for the county's needs, but the growth of Bridgeport and Norwalk made them more logical choices for county seat and a new courthouse. Bridgeport's offer to pay for the building of a courthouse and jail decided the matter. Bridgeport City Hall was constructed in 1853-54 between State and Bank Streets and cost $75,000.
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STATUE OF ELIAS HOWE

1 Barnum Dyke, Bridgeport, CT 06604

Since 1884

Statue, Observation Deck, Gift Shop, Special Events, Wedding, Reception, Private Party, Corporate Event, Field Trip, Meeting Space and Facilities, Guided Tours, Groups, Educational Programs, Scouting, Overnights, Rental Facility, Landmarks, Architecture Buildings, Birthday Party, Conservation, Classrooms, Research & Workshops

The monument was sculpted by Salathiel Ellis who also created statues of Abraham Lincoln and portrait painter Gilbert Stuart

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Having been to many beaches among which include those in the Caribbean, Mexico, Gulf of Mexico and both Atlantic and Pacific Coasts, I consider Seaside Park in Bridgeport Connecticut one of the best beaches. The beach is has gentle waves making it easy for swimming and safe for children.There are numerous ball fields and picnic areas. There 2 small playgound areas for the kids. There is roughly i mile of continous sandy beach and almost 3 miles of seawall along which to walk or jog.
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BARNUM MUSEUM

820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604

Since 1893

History Museum, Extensive Collection, Press Room, Specialty Museums, Artifacts, Restoration and Rehabilitation of The Landmark Structure, Landmark, Historic Preservation, Historical Timeline, Architecture Buildings, Historical Building, Observation Deck, Collections, Exhibitions, Events, Field Trips, Holiday Historic House Tour & Collections

Free Admission - It contains a 1,000-square-foot (93 m2) miniature replica of his circus hand crafted by William Brinley and including 3000 miniature figures

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Thu & Fri : 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Mon - Wed, Sat & Sun : Closed

A tornado slammed through the Phineas Taylor Barnum museum in Bridgeport, Conn., in 2010, damaging the building and necessitating a multi-year renovation with a hoped-for completion in 2019 or 2020. BUT--you're in luck! One wing of the building, on Main Street, quite near the train station and the downtown area, is still open, and there is a free, delightful look-see...
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