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O. Henry Home & Museum

409 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3705
+1 512-472-1903
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Great for Pun Off

Wonderful Tree Canopy out back. fantastic venue for Pun Off. Would love to go every year. Great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
H8680XJ
Little piece of American literary historyn in downtown Austin

This is a very intimate little museum just a couple of blocks away from the madness on 6th Street... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
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Sydney Porter, the writer known as O. Henry, lived in this Victorian cottage from 1893 to 1895.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good54%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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409 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3705
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 30 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...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

When in Austin, you will want to visit the O.Henry Home and Museum. they have a nice collection of artifacts and information for fans of the writer. The staff here is very knowledgeable and eager to sharetheir info.

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

If you have ever heard of O'Henry, you might have read one of his many short stories. I didn't know that he had an Austin history. I won't go through all the things the docent might tell you but he had a colorful history and...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

The opening line to Ransom of Red Chief, one of O 'Henry's great stories. And the author's house is a great little stop. Takes as short or as long as you want. The docent, Graham, is very, very, very knowledgeable on O Henry. Terrific stories....More

Thank Bruce M
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We stayed at the Hilton and saw this building so went to check it out. The day we were there they were having an anniversary for O'Henry. They had a cannon fire as a re-enactment and had free cake. It took all of 5 minutes...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Quite small house, but the docent was knowledgeable and interesting. She told us about O Henry's life before writing. There were reproductions of his periodical The Rolling Stone. I had never heard of it, but it contained short jokes and funny anecdotes. This was one...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We all love O. Henry short stories. It’s particularly interesting to learn about the man behind those stories. It seems he was pretty colorful and the museum does a good job of telling his story. I found the docent difficult to hear and hard to...More

Thank Dale P
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent reception by the volunteers who gave us a very interesting summary of William Sydney Porter's Austin days. Lots of memorabilia and furniture from the 1880's. The museum is located in Brush Square across the street from the Hilton Austin. It is a place one...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

I have always enjoyed O' Henry stories so when I saw he had home in Austin I just had to go. I was the only one there at the time so the young lady gave me the tour. Told about the family and the time...More

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