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O. Henry Home & Museum

409 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3705
+1 512-472-1903
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Interesting place across the street from the Hilton

We stayed at the Hilton and saw this building so went to check it out. The day we were there they... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cruise_it_up
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San Diego, California
20-30 Minutes and Worth It!

Quite small house, but the docent was knowledgeable and interesting. She told us about O Henry's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jengland46
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Sydney Porter, the writer known as O. Henry, lived in this Victorian cottage from 1893 to 1895.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good58%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“his life” (6 reviews)
“worth a stop” (3 reviews)
“author” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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409 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3705
Downtown
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+1 512-472-1903
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Cruise_it_up
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank jengland46
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Ntrekker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank EWR1
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Very small. Nothing to do but the girl gave us some great info about the museum and history of Henry. It's 3 rooms with artifacts from that period of his life. It is air conditioned inside so it's a nice stop to get out of...More

Thank SidB_atl
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Such a pleasant surprise! Don't let the size of the house fool you. There is much to see, hear and learn for both the veteran fans of O.Henry and newbies. The docents are enthusiastic to share their knowledge. 'Was pleased to support with a donation...More

Thank hopscotcher33
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We stopped in while walking by to go to the Visitor Center. It is open limited hours so we were lucky. It is FREE. Let the docent tell you a short story (no pun intended) about the author's life. There are only 4 rooms but...More

1  Thank Anonymous855
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This place is pretty sweet. It doesn't take long to visit. O.Henry was a writer of some note. We read him in seventh grade I think. The place is famous for the yearly pun off which I have missed the past three or four years....More

1  Thank Stiglitz11
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The ladies inside the house were very helpful and knowledgeable. There was close parking to the house.

1  Thank Jennifer R
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