We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Not much to see

This part of town is not the best so if you decide to go, go in the day time. It's also located... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
BusterBusBus
,
Orlando, Florida
A Tragedy Remembered but Poorly Maintained

This memorial commemorates the Hartford circus fire of 1944. It is located at the place where the... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
Calhu
,
South Windsor, Connecticut
Read all 8 reviews
14
All photos (14)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent12%
  • Very good51%
  • Average25%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
4 weeks ago
“Moving Memorial for Hartford Circus Fire of 1944”
20 Jul 2016
“Not much to see”
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
25°
14°
Aug
20°
10°
Sep
13°
Oct
Contact
350 Barbour St, Hartford, CT 06120-1002
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Hartford
Reviews (8)
Filter reviews
8 results
Traveller rating
1
4
2
1
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
1
4
2
1
0
See what travellers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the memorial just after the 74th anniversary of the fire. It is a little hard to find, but if you park on the right side lot of the Wish school, you can see it in the distance once you start to walk into...More

Thank NYKP123
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This part of town is not the best so if you decide to go, go in the day time. It's also located behind a school. The only reason I went was because I had family in the fire but they made it out okay. The...More

Thank BusterBusBus
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This memorial commemorates the Hartford circus fire of 1944. It is located at the place where the tent was erected for this circus. The memorial lists the 168 names of those who died in the fire and briefly tells the story of the fire. It...More

Thank Calhu
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Go during the middle day. The area is in the middle of the ghetto. The site is behind the Wish school. When we visited we got there late in the day and were hesitant to even get out of the car. As we pulled into...More

2  Thank carl b
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Boring and strange. For such an historic event there could be a lot more to this. It's a plaque and trees.

1  Thank wendellb67
Reviewed 11 September 2015

A wonderful tribute to 169 lost souls that just wanted a great day at the Circus! A place in history that will never be forgotten!

Thank TheVoiceofCT
Reviewed 5 November 2014

The surrounding neighborhood is dotted with abandoned cars, dilapidated buildings, shattered glass and garbage lining the streets, and small groups of people hanging out. I wasn't sure I was in the right place until I noticed a very small, non-discript sign on the street which...More

Thank treylew
Reviewed 14 July 2013

I visited the memorial on July 13, 2013, and was impressed at its elegance and simplicity - though I was also saddened to see that the surrounding neighborhood includes a number of abandoned buildings and appears to have seen better days. The memorial itself stands...More

2  Thank GoryDetails
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Circus Fire Memorial staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines