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“Heritage monument for English Literature Fans”

O. Henry Home & Museum
Ranked #76 of 338 things to do in Austin
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Owner description: Sydney Porter, the writer known as O. Henry, lived in this Victorian cottage from 1893 to 1895.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Preserved in its own original style. Nice place to visit. Situated on the same avenue as the State Capitol.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're close, it's an interesting and quick stop - 4 rooms. That said, it may prompt me to read more of O'Henry as I could only pull 2 stories, and I think I'll backtrack and take another look at the Cisco Kid. 2 docents on the day I went and both knowledgeable in different areas. Actually intended to buy a copy of the lately discovered & published story both as a sign of support and to read - got distracted and I regret that.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting here is a pleasant way to kill some time. It's interesting if you're a literary buff. There isn't A LOT to see. The staff is pleasant and knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Wonderful Tree Canopy out back. fantastic venue for Pun Off. Would love to go every year. Great, laid back atmosphere in the shade.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This is a very intimate little museum just a couple of blocks away from the madness on 6th Street. There is another museum, the Joseph and Susanna Dickinson, immediately adjacent on the Brush Square property next to the fire department. In addition to the value of the historical exhibits, this open space provides some outdoor seating to take a quiet break. There are restroom facilities also.
Right behind the Austin Convention Center and by the metro stop, this small complex provides a wick and accessible picture of Austin history.
The museum staff are well-informed and helpful. Admission is by donation.

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