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O.Henry Museum

O.Henry Museum

  • Author: Nerd Trips
  • Date Posted: Mar 16, 2014
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  • Address: 409 East 5th Street Austin, TX 78701
O.Henry House/Museum

O.Henry House/Museum

The O.Henry Museum in Austin, Texas was the home of the famous American writer O.Henry (real name Will Porter). His own life is quite a story, and you’ll learn a lot about it on the tour.

The O.Henry Museum hosts the annual world championship pun-off, a unique competition of live punning.

409 East 5th Street  Austin, TX 78701

Read about our Nerd Trips to the O.Henry House/Museum: Part 1 and Part 2

We also wrote a post about the O.Henry Pun-Off.

Nerd Trips ABCs:

Admission fee: None – it was free!

Bathrooms: It’s so small, we didn’t even ask. I would say no public restroom. When we attended the O.Henry Pun-Off, they had portable toilets.

Concessions/food: No food on site, very small place. At the Pun-Off, they had some food trucks. It’s in Austin, home to lots of great places to eat.

Cars/getting there: Metered street parking.

Coffee cups (aka souvenirs): Tiny gift shop (basically a couple of book shelves). They had lots of O.Henry stories for sale.

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