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Osborne Homestead Museum Reopens May 7th For 38th Season

(HARTFORD)– The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that the Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby will reopen for its 38th season on Saturday, May 7th, 2022.  

Docent-led and self-guided tours will introduce guests to the remarkable life of Frances Osborne Kellogg and to her wonderful collection of antiques and fine art in this charming Colonial Revival house.  An accomplished conservationist and businesswoman who was dedicated to preserving land for future generations, Mrs. Osborne Kellogg deeded her 350-acre property to Connecticut before her death in order to form a state park.

For self-guided tours, guests can follow interpretative signs throughout the museum or download the free museum audio tour found on the website under Museum Tours.  As the spring season unfolds, guests are also encouraged to enjoy the outdoor flowering trees, aromatic shrubs, and splendid flowers of the Kellogg Estate. Frances Osborne Kellogg had a tradition of supporting the arts and promoting conservation.  This tradition continues with special upcoming events in June including CT Trails Day (June 4), CT Open House Day (June 11), and CT’s Historic Gardens Day (June 26).

For more information on upcoming events, please visit the Osborne Homestead Museum & Kellogg Environmental Center's calendar of events page at: Please note that during high heat days, the museum may be closed.  Please contact the museum at 203-734-2513 during extreme weather events to confirm its opening and closing schedule.  

The museum, a facility of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s State Parks & Public Outreach Division, is open for free docent-led and self-guided tours on Thursdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  It is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue off Rte. 34 in Derby, CT.

Osborne Homestead Museum Exterior Photo

Osborne Homestead Museum Exterior

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