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Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum

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Address: 411 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3705
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+1 512-974-3830
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 17:00

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This was the home of Susannah Dickinson - who survived the Alamo - before this visit I thought that there were no survivors of this event but evidently the women, children and at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
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Cricklade, England
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Cricklade, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This was the home of Susannah Dickinson - who survived the Alamo - before this visit I thought that there were no survivors of this event but evidently the women, children and at least one slave were not killed by the Mexicans

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is a charming and well presented museum it is only open Wednesday to Sunday. The front door maybe a bit stiff giving the impression of being closed. But persevere it is well worth the visit. The staff are knowledgeable and really helpful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This quaint little museum gives a feel for how a family would have lived in Austin in the late 1800s. It also tells the history of the people that built and lived in the home. Susanna Dickinson survived a lot in her life from her early marriage and move to Texas, living through the battle at Alamo, all the way... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We were looking for the O. Henry House and walked into the this one. What a delight. The docent was extremely knowledgable and fun to talk with. Yes, the house is quite small but it is worth the time to drop in.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My son wanted to ride the Metro Rail and it's last stop headed south is right at these museums! The staff was super helpful and attentive. The exhibits were interesting. Small and stress free. We learned a lot!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

A must do for all Texas people and visitors! This is a tiny place, but very humbling for her role in history. Listen and learn how someone dealt with being thrust into history. Parking can be a bear.

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

This is the original home of Susanna Dickinson one of the few survivors of the Alamo...Interesting photos, memorabilia and an ancestors quilt...Curators gave interesting facts about the family and Susanna....

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

It's right next door to the O Henry Museum, and I'd recommend visiting both at the same time. Like the O Henry Museum, it's small but has interesting details. Worth doing, as long as you have the appropriate expectations.

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Austin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Susannha Dickinson survived the Alamo, a life of "interesting" relationships and finally ended up in this little gem of a house right next door to the O'Henry House. Do them both in about one hour combined to get a feel of late 19th century life in Austin. Well worth you time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Rupert was our guide--knowledgeable about Texas, Mexican, Civil War, Native American history--superb! So glad we stepped into this little museum....

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