The William Sidney Porter House or O. Henry House is a historic structure in Downtown Austin, Texas. William Sidney Porter, better known as the author O. Henry, lived there between 1893 and 1895. The Porter house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 18, 1973. The house is known today as the O. Henry Museum. The collection is curated by Melissa Parr, Site Coordinator.
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|Sunday||12:00 – 5:00 PM|
du S. | Jan 26, 2018
Street parking is $1.20 per hour. I stayed for two. I was quite happy because not only is this Museum free, the Susan Dickinson museum is next door to this Museum. So, you get visit two amazing museums. The docents or workers are very polite. The quality of the homes are beautifully maintain. Both museums / homes have central air condition and heating systems that was a plus. My children truly enjoyed their visit. My husband who is not a museum visiting type of person was intrigued by all the information. There are displays of collected books of the short stories Porter had written, and his writing table to name a few goodies you will get too see.
Leila Rahil | Jun 8, 2017
I loved reading O Henry in school, so I was so pleasantly surprised to learn that he had resided in Austin when I moved here. I attended this year’s 40th O Henry Pun Off and it was so much fun! But, the highlight was being able to tour O Henry’s house and learn a little bit more about his personal history. The house tour is free and they have a lot of original items, including some of O Henry’s personal effects. If you are a tourist, native Austinite, or just a nerd like myself, I highly recommend stopping in and checking out this historic house as well as next year’s pun off!
Samyama Ayyalasomayajula | Feb 18, 2018
Really fun and nice.
William Kucmierowski | Mar 16, 2017
Great little museum! Glad I found it - historical goodness!
Marisa Brown | Feb 22, 2017
Henry is a wonderful guy! :) He is a golden boy!!
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