Fodor's Expert Review Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum
As war stories go, the most defining for Texas is, of course, the Alamo. And although Davy Crockett, William Travis, and James Bowie are often names you’ll hear in association with that 1869 battle, Susanna Dickinson was the person who brought the news of its demise to Sam Houston. She became a renowned Texas figure and was dubbed the “Messenger of the Alamo”. Today, her home is open to the public, showcasing belongings of her and her husband, Joseph Hannig. Artifacts from Susanna's life feature in the permanent exhibit, and there are also occasional travelling exhibits.