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O. Henry Museum

  • 409 E. 5th St. Map It
  • Downtown and Capitol Area

Updated 10/08/2014

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Writer William Sydney Porter, better known as O. Henry, rented this modest cottage from 1893 to 1895. Moved a few blocks from its original location, the home today contains O. Henry memorabilia and period furniture. It has hosted the popular O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships in its backyard every May since 1977; it also sponsors student writing workshops.

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409 E. 5th St., Austin, Texas, 78701, United States

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  • Donation suggested
  • Wed.–Sun. noon–5

Updated 10/08/2014


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