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Osborne Homestead Museum
Holiday Tours and Programs

500 Hawthorne Avenue
Derby, Connecticut
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Osborne Homestead Museum photo

For several weeks each winter, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Osborne Homestead Museum is transformed into a holiday showcase.  Talented and dedicated garden clubs beautifully decorate all the rooms in this historic homestead. Those that visit at this time of year enjoy the sights and sounds of a traditional holiday celebration during a special guided tour.

Museum Holiday Hours 2020

"Holiday Tribute to the Suffragists"

Friday, November 27 - Saturday, December 19 
Thursdays thru Sundays 10 AM - 4 PM

Holiday Twilight Tours
Fridays - December 4, December 11 and December 18 ~ 4:00 to 7:00 PM

We request groups of more than 8 people to call (203) 734-2513
to reserve a tour date and time. 

Donations are gratefully accepted for museum tours.

Guided Tours

To inquire about this upcoming season's hours for guided tours, please call (203) 734-2513.  Please call also if you wish to inquire about scheduling a holiday tour for your school, group or organization.

Many wonderful clubs and decorators contribute to the holiday festivities. They include:  Derby Garden Society, Garden Club of Orange, Long Hill Garden Club, Naugatuck Garden Club, Olde Ripton Garden Club of Shelton, Garden Club of Woodbridge, Jen Plasky, Women Redefining Retirement from Milford, and Ye Olde Kellogg Garden Club.  Since the clubs rotate rooms each year to a different theme, the decorations are always new and creative.

Scenes from Years Past

Holiday Wreath image

Solarium Tree Studio Decorations

Milk Room Tree


Dining Room



Content Last Updated January 2020