Tom Thumb grave.

Tom Thumb, P. T. Barnum Graves

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Bridgeport, Connecticut

Legendary showman, circus and freak promoter P. T. Barnum is buried in the same cemetery as one of his superstars -- Tom Thumb. Tom, whose real name was Charles Sherwood Stratton, was only three feet, eight inches tall when he died of a stroke in 1883. His grave marker at Mountain Grove Cemetery is a tall obelisk topped by a life-size version of the little man.

Tom Thumb, P. T. Barnum Graves

Mountain Grove Cemetery

2675 North Ave., Bridgeport, CT
I-95 Exit 25, take Rt 1 north, corner of North Avenue and Dewey St. Mountain Grove Cemetery on the left. Both graves, marked by large monuments, are in the southwest corner of the cemetery.
Gates open M 9-6, Tu-Sa 9-5, Su 9-5:30 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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