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O. Henry Museum, Austin

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4.1/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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  • We had never heard of O'Henry but found this to be a most interesting museum. The young lady gave us a well informed talk on his life and the history of the house. A very intriguing place that is a li...  read more »
  • A nice overview of the life and works of William Sydney Porter (pen name O Henry) who lived there for a time. Next door to another small free museum in a home of Susanna Dickinson - a survivor of the ...  read more »
  • Went to this place and found it very interesting about the writer and poet. Nice little house and informative items about his stay in Austin. It is smack dab downtown, so you have to park at a meter o...  read more »
  • Small free house-museum where has lived O'Henry few years of his life. You can make a donation if you want.
  • This tiny little museum next to the convention center in the heart of downtown Austin gives a glimpse into life in Austin 100 years ago for an underemployed family man and aspiring writer, William Sidney Porter. The site is adjacent to a public transit bus and train stop, making it easy to enjoy the house and its small park on a sunny day. I went on a cold and windy winter day to hear a reading of "The Cop and the Anthem," complete with a brief vocabulary lesson of words from the 1800s we don't use or use differently now. It's an intimate setting for monthly readings and other events that evoke the period of this well known author.
  • Wonderful place to visit.
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