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O. Henry Home & Museum

409 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3705
+1 512-472-1903
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Quaint trip to days gone by

If you're a pun-ner or even if you are not an O. Henry reader, this little museum will take you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
AnitaNewportBch
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Orange County, California
Heritage monument for English Literature Fans

Preserved in its own original style. Nice place to visit. Situated on the same avenue as the State... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
drmsp2
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Vadodara, India
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Sydney Porter, the writer known as O. Henry, lived in this Victorian cottage from 1893 to 1895.
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  • Very good55%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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409 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3705
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're a pun-ner or even if you are not an O. Henry reader, this little museum will take you back to a different time. Interesting small place with curious objects from the original home of a great English poet. Definitely worth the half hour...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Preserved in its own original style. Nice place to visit. Situated on the same avenue as the State Capitol.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're close, it's an interesting and quick stop - 4 rooms. That said, it may prompt me to read more of O'Henry as I could only pull 2 stories, and I think I'll backtrack and take another look at the Cisco Kid. 2 docents...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting here is a pleasant way to kill some time. It's interesting if you're a literary buff. There isn't A LOT to see. The staff is pleasant and knowledgeable.

1  Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Wonderful Tree Canopy out back. fantastic venue for Pun Off. Would love to go every year. Great, laid back atmosphere in the shade.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This is a very intimate little museum just a couple of blocks away from the madness on 6th Street. There is another museum, the Joseph and Susanna Dickinson, immediately adjacent on the Brush Square property next to the fire department. In addition to the value...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

When in Austin, you will want to visit the O.Henry Home and Museum. they have a nice collection of artifacts and information for fans of the writer. The staff here is very knowledgeable and eager to sharetheir info.

1  Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

If you have ever heard of O'Henry, you might have read one of his many short stories. I didn't know that he had an Austin history. I won't go through all the things the docent might tell you but he had a colorful history and...More

1  Thank PKDenton
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

The opening line to Ransom of Red Chief, one of O 'Henry's great stories. And the author's house is a great little stop. Takes as short or as long as you want. The docent, Graham, is very, very, very knowledgeable on O Henry. Terrific stories....More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

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

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