Osborne Homestead Museum
Holiday Tours and Programs

500 Hawthorne Avenue
Derby, Connecticut
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Osborne Homestead Museum photo For three weeks each winter, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Osborne Homestead Museum is transformed into a holiday showcase!  Talented and dedicated volunteers beautifully decorate the rooms in this historic homestead. During this holiday festivity, guests enjoy creative decorations and imaginative themes that change annually.

Museum Holiday Hours 2021

"Holiday Tribute to the Suffragists"

Friday, November 26 - Saturday, December 18 
Thursdays thru Sundays 10 AM - 4 PM

Holiday Twilight Tours 
Fridays - December 3, December 10, and December 17 ~ 4:00 to 7:00 PM


Guided Tours

In adherence with the New Normal Health & Safety Guidelines for Connecticut State Parks, the Museum will be offering self-guided tours and a limited number of docent-led guided tours.  

Self-guided tours will allow guests to experience the museum on their own.  Docents will be present to answer questions and direct traffic flow.  Registration is required to maintain safe capacity limits. Online tickets for self-guided tours are available, and walk-in registrations are accepted. Register for a self-guided tour on the Museum's Holiday Self-guided Tours registration page or call (203) 734-2513.

Docent-led guided tours will allow guests to experience the museum with a trained tour guide or docent.  Docent-led guided tours will be offered on a limited basis to ensure guests’ safety and to maintain safe capacity limits. Docent-led tours require advanced registration. Online tickets are available until 7pm the night before each tour. If you would like to get tickets after that time or before the tour, please call the Museum or email DEEP.Kellogg@ct.gov to check availability. Register for a docent-led guided tour on the Museum's Holiday Docent-led Tours registration page

Twilight Tours are self-guided tours during the twilight and evening times on Fridays from 4pm to 7pm. Register for a Twilight Tour on the Museum's Holiday Twilight Tours registration page

Many wonderful clubs and decorators contribute to this year's holiday festivities. They include:  Derby Garden Society, Friends of Derby Neck Library, Garden Club of Orange, Naugatuck Garden Club, Olde Ripton Garden Club of Shelton, Garden Club of Woodbridge, Valley Arts Council, Women Redefining Retirement from Milford, and Ye Olde Kellogg Garden Club.   

Scenes from Years Past

Holiday Wreath image

Solarium Tree Studio Decorations

Milk Room Tree


Dining Room



Content Last Updated November 2021