Excerpts from Kristy:
museum definitely lived up to one of my favorite P.T. Barnum
quotes “There's a sucker born every minute.” Being
a Roadchick, this museum was awesome. It was filled with kitschy
objects and memorabilia, which in some respects has nothing
whatsoever to do with each other than that they were in the
same museum. If I was a regular tourist, I think I would have
We started at the top and worked our way down. The top is
definitely what one expects when you hear of the Barnum Museum.
There's a huge miniature display of the circus and what
everyone does, along with an exhibit on Tom Thumb and other
famous circus performers.
There are other circus exhibits in the museum, but my memory
starts to blur when I try to remember what was on the other
floors, as many of the objects seemed to have nothing whatsoever
to do with P.T. Barnum and were interspersed with details
of his life. Somehow, the museum manages to fill this huge
building with stuff and most of it seems to relate to Barnum.