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O. Henry Home & Museum

409 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3705
+1 512-472-1903
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Knowledgeable docent -kudos!

We stopped in while walking by to go to the Visitor Center. It is open limited hours so we were... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Anonymous855
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Trabuco Canyon, California
An old house

This place is pretty sweet. It doesn't take long to visit. O.Henry was a writer of some note. We... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Stiglitz11
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Real de Catorce, Mexico
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Sydney Porter, the writer known as O. Henry, lived in this Victorian cottage from 1893 to 1895.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good57%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“short story” (5 reviews)
“his life” (5 reviews)
“worth a stop” (3 reviews)
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409 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3705
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+1 512-472-1903
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Reviewed 11 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 18 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
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is one of several homes O. Henry lived in. It is small,(30 minutes is sufficient) and the guide was knowledgeable. If you have read any of his works it is fun to connect the author to his life and maybe some of the things...More

1  Thank RecreationV
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Spend 30 minutes visiting this house/museum and learn about O. Henry. And it's free. It's a bit off the beaten path, but well worth walking a few extra blocks.

Thank Lainy325
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

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 little off the main area...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 21 September 2016

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 Alamo who carried the message...More

1  Thank rhumane
Reviewed 15 September 2016

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 or garage, but that's ok.

Thank daddymo2
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The O Henry museum was a welcome respite from the humidity on our walk. I was pleasantly surprised at how interesting the William Sydney Porter's life really was. The home was 1 of several the author had lived in in Austin, and provides a glimpse...More

1  Thank SazzyLJ
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

A nice little house but the real treat is the extremely knowledgable docent who will answer any and all questions. Bonus is that there is a second house with another equally capable docent. Two for the price of one - and the price, zippo. No...More

Thank grrprr
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