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 2023

"Holiday in the City"

Friday, November 24 - Saturday, December 16 
Thursdays thru Sundays 10 AM - 4 PM

Holiday Twilight Tours 
Fridays - December 1, December 8, and December 15 ~ 4:00 to 7:00 PM


Guided Tours

The Museum offers both self-guided tours and docent-led tours.  

Docent-led tours allow guests to experience the museum with a trained tour guide or volunteer docent.  Self-guided tours allow guests to experience the museum on their own, and docents will be present to answer questions and direct traffic flow.  Registration for groups is appreciated and can be done by calling (203) 734-2513 or emailing DEEP.Kellogg@ct.gov

Twilight Tours are self-guided tours during the twilight and evening times on Fridays from 4pm to 7pm. No registration is required for Twilight Tours. 

Many wonderful clubs and decorators contribute to this year's 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, 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 December 2023