P.T. Barnum Museum

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Consulate of Chile
680 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States
39° 56' 57.7104" N, 75° 9' 7.3656" W


Artist Charles Wilson Peale started a museum of the natural world that became the Philadelphia Museum Co. It fell on hard times and about 1850 it was purchased by P. T. Barnum, who ran it as a museum at the S.E. corner of 7th and Chestnut Streets until it burned down on December 31, 1851. See the Phila. Inquirer, 12/4/11, at D2.

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