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O. Henry House Museum, Austin

O. Henry House Museum - Austin, Texas
O. Henry House Museum
409 East Fifth Street, Austin, TX 78701Map
+1 512 472 1903
Neighborhood: Downtown
Overview

Short story writer William Sydney Porter, whose pen name was O. Henry, lived in this home for three years while he spent time in Austin. It was constructed in 1891 and is filled with rare books, O. Henry's writing desk, original furniture, photographs, personal belongings and the chairs that brought The Gift of the Magi to life. Enjoy a guided tour and learn about the history of this home and its famous occupant. The home has been moved twice since from its original location at 308 East Fourth Street. It now features a gift shop with books, videotapes and more. The museum offers writing clubs for Austin children and sponsors many local events such as the Victorian Christmas celebration and the "O. Henry Pun-Off." Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

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O. Henry House Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Educational, Other
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