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Neill-Cochran Museum House

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Address: 2310 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705-5014
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+1 512-478-2335
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13:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Neill-Cochran House is one of the ten oldest buildings surviving in...

The Neill-Cochran House is one of the ten oldest buildings surviving in Austin. Through period and original furnishings, carefully restored interiors, exteriors, and outbuildings, we tell the story of Austin's first decades as a successful and growing capitol city.

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Nothing Special

Its an attractive Greek revival style house. Interior is typical layout. Has some original furnishings and information about the owners. Its just nothing special. Free parking.

Reviewed 9 June 2016
cordyroy
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Naples, Florida
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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Its an attractive Greek revival style house. Interior is typical layout. Has some original furnishings and information about the owners. Its just nothing special. Free parking.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

Looking like a grand plantation home from the street, it is decorated with fine period pieces inside. Much has been changed inside, but the ill fitting battered window framing and stairs remain original.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

I took a Canadian friend on a 4 days tour to Corpus Christi and Austin and selected Neill-Cochran House Museum as one of the attractions to visit in Austin due to its interesting history. We arrived in mid afternoon and was admitted into the house. The guided tour would not start for another 30+ mins so we started going thru... More 

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Minnesnowta
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Reviewed 24 November 2015

The Neill-Cochrane House is a historic Greek revival residential structure that has been preserved and decorated in period pieces. It is an excellent example of pre-Civil War homes because it has been altered to a lesser extent than other homes designed by Abner Cook. Please note the portico and balusters. Also, some interesting artwork and silver pieces. Could not help... More 

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

I recently had the opportunity to take a tour of the Neill-Cochran Museum House in Austin. Although much of the story was interesting and the rooms were beautifully decorated, it was not at all in keeping with what I expected. The furnishings were representative of what the ladies decided they liked as opposed to what was correct for the home.... More 

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Kent, Washington
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

Designed by the same architect who designed the Governor's Mansion, this house, built in 1855, is very beautiful. The original owner went broke and never lived in it. It was used as a Hospital for the Blind, and occupied by Custer as a hospital after the Civil War. The restorations are as authentic as they can be, and one room... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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Reviewed 15 June 2012 via mobile

Don't try thus one out Rt now...closed for renovations. :(

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Austin
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Reviewed 23 December 2011

Yes it is just another old house... but what an old house it is! The docents are hard to discern from the mid 19th century stuffed chairs in the house but it a beautiful home with much original furniture and a great story of family history attached to it.

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