DEEP: Osborne Homestead Museum

Osborne Homestead Museum

500 Hawthorne Avenue
Derby, Connecticut
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Museum Hours 2016

May 7 through October 30 

Thursday and Friday 10 AM - 3 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday 12 noon - 4 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.


{Osborne Homestead Museum Photo} The Osborne Homestead Museum celebrates the life of Frances Osborne Kellogg, an accomplished businesswoman and conservationist who was dedicated to preserving land for future generations.

Adjacent to the rolling hills and open meadows of Osbornedale State Park, the recently renovated Osborne Homestead Museum encompasses the house and grounds of the former Frances Osborne Kellogg Estate. Originally constructed in the mid-1800ís, the house was enlarged and completely remodeled in the Colonial Revival style during the 1920ís. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, its restored interior now displays the original contents of the estate, which constitutes a significant collection of antiques and fine arts.

While learning about the history of the Osborne family, visitors can explore what life was like in the early 20th century. The Museumís grounds are landscaped with formal flower gardens, ornamental shrubs, and flowering trees, providing visitors with an endless pageant of color from spring through autumn.

The Osborne Homestead Museum is part of the wonderful Connecticut Historic Gardens Trail.  Also, the Osborne Homestead Museum joined the prestigious Connecticut Women's Heritage Trail, a collection of museums and institutions that highlight the role of women in the state's history.

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While exploring this National Historic Site, visitors learn about women and history, life in the early 1900ís, and the connections between agriculture and the environment.

  • Guided tours led by knowledgeable staff

  • Fine collection of art, antiques and furnishings

  • Special tours for families and young visitors

  • Group tours available; call (203) 734-2513 to register

  • Donations are appreciated

Programs and Exhibits
{Tulips Photo} Special programs and hands-on activities bring history to life for visitors of all ages.

  • Exhibits highlighting treasures and unique objects from the collections

  • Lectures on local history, antiques and gardens

  • Historic hikes on the surrounding grounds

  • Art shows featuring local artists

  • Festive annual holiday museum tours


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Please email us or call
(203) 734-2513 for more information.
Content Last Updated March 2016