Fodor's Expert Review Susanna Dickinson Museum
As war stories go, the most defining for Texas is, of course, the Alamo, and although Davy Crockett and James Bowie are often names you’ll hear in association with that infamous 1836 battle, Susanna Dickinson, who lost her husband there, was the person who carried 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 and artifacts from her life and that of her second husband, Joseph Hannig, in the permanent exhibit, with occasional traveling exhibits. The museum is one of three Brushy Square museums, including the O. Henry Museum and the Austin Fire Museum, all located on the same block. Advance reservations are required to visit.