The Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum

1188 Highland Ave.
Cheshire, CT 06410- Map It
(203) 699-3822

AAA Editor Notes

The Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum is at 1188 Highland Ave. (SR 10); from jct. SR 68, proceed 2.3 mi. n. on SR 10. This collection of childhood artifacts spans 140 years of American history. More than 70,000 cartoon-inspired toys, books and memorabilia items are on display, from original clay models used to create the beloved Gumby character and 1950s lunch boxes to nostalgic remembrances of “Star Wars,” “Sesame Street” and the “Smurfs.” Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 45 minutes minimum.
$5; $4 (ages 18-22 with student ID and ages 65+); $3 (ages 3-17).
Hours: Wed.-Sat. noon-4. Closed major holidays.