DEEP: Osborne Homestead Museum Holiday Tours

Osborne Homestead Museum
Holiday Tours and Programs

500 Hawthorne Avenue
Derby, Connecticut
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For several weeks each winter, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Osborne Homestead Museum is transformed into a holiday showcase.  Talented and dedicated garden clubs beautifully decorate all the rooms in this historic homestead. Those that visit at this time of year enjoy the sights and sounds of a traditional holiday celebration during a special guided tour.


Museum Holiday Hours 2018

"Storybook Holiday"

Friday, November 23 - Sunday, December 16 
Thursdays thru Sundays 10 AM - 4 PM

Holiday Twilight Tours
Fridays - November 30, December 7 and December 14 ~ 4:00 to 7:00 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.

Guided Tours
To inquire about this upcoming season's hours for guided tours, please call (203) 734-2513.  Please call also if you wish to inquire about scheduling a holiday tour for your school, group or organization.

Many wonderful clubs contribute to the holiday festivities. The clubs are:  Derby Garden Society, Garden Club of Orange, Long Hill Garden Club, Naugatuck Garden Club, Olde Ripton Garden Club of Shelton, Oxford Garden Club, Roxbury/Bridgewater Garden Club, Women Redefining Retirement from Milford, and Ye Olde Kellogg Garden Club.  Since the clubs rotate rooms each year to a different theme, the decorations are always new and creative.

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Scenes from Years Past

{Dining Room} {Milk Room Tree}
{Solarium Tree} {Studio Decorations}

Content Last Updated April 2017