It’s October, and that means it’s time for the PT Barnum Museum’s annual Wicked Walks! Join historian Michael Bielawa, author of Wicked Bridgeport and Wicked New Haven to hear the strange and fascinating tales of Bridgeport’s past as you stroll through the historic downtown area. Focusing on Bridgeport’s magnificent historic sites, the 90-minute program will explore the intrigue and mysteries of the City’s 19th-century places and people. October provides the perfect time to visit scenes of suspected hauntings, Victorian-era murders, Men In Black sightings and other unexplained phenomena. Bielawa’s Bridgeport tales are based on research conducted at local and state libraries, historical societies, and through personal interviews.
As always, during Bielawa’s Wicked Walks, the author encourages participants to take photographs in order to help document the area’s paranormal activity. The tour starts at The Barnum Museum, 820 Main Street. Please follow signs to enter behind the historic building from the plaza; go through the glass doors into the Peoples United Bank Gallery. Plan to arrive at 6:30 as the group will head out no later than 6:45 for approximately a one-hour tour. Wear comfortable walking shoes! Afterward, return to the Museum for cider; the author will be available to sign and sell books after the tour. On-street parking is free after 6 pm.
Advance reservations are required. Light-moderate rain will not cancel the tour; if severe weather is in question, please check our website for updates. Please visit our website for further information about the Barnum Museum: click here
Limited to 30 participants. $16 General Admission; $8 Museum Members. Refunds for cancellations will be made only up to 48 hours in advance of the program. In the event of severe weather and program rescheduling, a refund will be made if the ticket holder is unable to attend. Click for Reservations/Tickets.