Osborne Homestead Museum
500 Hawthorne Avenue
Contact Us and Directions
May through October
Thursday and Friday 10 AM - 3 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday 12 noon - 4 PM
Museum Holiday Hours 2012
"Holiday in Bloom"
November 23 - December 16
Thursday through Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM
Holiday Twilight Tours
Fridays - November 30 & December 7 and 14, 4 to 6:30 PM
The Kellogg Environmental Center and grounds are open year-round.
||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.
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
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
(203) 734-2513 for more information.
Content Last Updated October 2012