Bridgeport, Connecticut: Tom Thumb, P. T. Barnum Graves Team Field Report

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.
Closes at 6:30pm
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Tom Thumb, P. T. Barnum Graves
Where they buried the diminutive circus performer, and his big promoter. Report... [07/28/2005]

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Tom Thumb, P T Barnun graves

I drove around in the cemetery about 10 minutes before finding an employee who led me to the graves. Both plots are located in the southwest corner of the cemetery. Tom Thumb is in Section 8 and Barnum is just east of him and across the street in Section 9. I looked on the cemetery website -- the cemetery was founded by P. T. Barnum.

[signmanjoe, 12/19/2017]

P.T. Barnum grave.

Tom Thumb/Barnum Graves

Across the road from the front of Tom Thumb's grave is a tall marker surrounded by a stone edging. I was confused because the side of it is inscribed "SEELEY," not Barnum. It is the maiden name of his wife. BARNUM is found on the front of the stone. A few of his family members' markers are there as well.

[daytripper, 07/26/2014]

Tom Thumb grave.

Tom Thumb, P. T. Barnum Graves

Through the main entrance. All the way to the back on the right just before the T in the path.

[Tim Brady, 06/17/2013]

Tom Thumb grave.

Tom Thumb, P. T. Barnum Graves

Careful where you step. There's a lot of goose poop around the graves.

[Kent Currie, 04/02/2011]

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