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Osborne Homestead Museum

Elegant Colonial Revival home (1850) that is the former estate of Frances Osborne Kellogg. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Elegant Colonial Revival home (1850) that is the former estate of Frances Osborne Kellogg. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Osborne Homestead Museum celebrates the life and times of Frances Osborne Kellogg, a leader in conservation, business and agriculture. Originally constructed in the mid-1800s, this historic house was enlarged and completely remodeled in the Colonial Revival style during the 1910s. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, its restored interior displays the original contents of the estate, which constitutes a significant collection of antiques. During guided tours, visitors learn about Mrs. Kellogg's business accomplishments, her famous dairy farm, her ceramic collections, her gardening interests and her passion for land preservation.

The Museum's ground are landscaped with formal gardens, a rose garden, ornamental shrubs, and flowering trees, providing visitors with an endless pageant of color from spring through autumn. Adjacent to the Museum is Osbornedale State Park, with rolling hills, open meadows and several miles of hiking trails through Mrs. Kellogg's former dairy farm.

The Osborne Homestead, a facility of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, is a member of the Connecticut Women's Heritage Trail and Connecticut's Historic Gardens.

Tour time: 1 hour

 

Pricing: Free, donations accepted.

Other Amenities: Bus Parking, Guided Group Tours

Dates of Operation: May-Oct. Thu. and Fri. 10-3, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-4. Thanksgiving weekend-mid-Dec., open for special holiday tours, Thu.-Sun. 10-4.

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Location:

500 Hawthorne Ave.
Derby, CT 06418

Hours:

May-Oct.: Thu. & Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

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