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O. Henry Home & Museum

409 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3705
+1 512-472-1903
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The last leaf

I have always enjoyed O' Henry stories so when I saw he had home in Austin I just had to go. I was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
O Henry Museum

Very small. Nothing to do but the girl gave us some great info about the museum and history of... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
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Sydney Porter, the writer known as O. Henry, lived in this Victorian cottage from 1893 to 1895.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good55%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“his life” (6 reviews)
“short story” (5 reviews)
“worth a stop” (3 reviews)
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409 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3705
+1 512-472-1903
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Reviewed 3 days 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 2 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 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 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
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

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 20 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
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