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O. Henry Museum

409 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
| +1 512-974-1398
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Teller of Tales Austin Texas United States

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Wed - Sun 12pm - 5pm

Teller of Tales

One of America's best-loved and most accessible writers, O.Henry (also known as William Sidney Porter) lived at the house known today as the O. Henry Museum between 1893 and 1895, before the writer took on the name and the pithy persona we know him by today. The Austin cottage was the home of the writer, his wife Athol, and daughter Margaret. Visitors can wander through rooms with original period furniture and personal items owned by the author himself. On the first weekend of every May, the museum sponsors the "O. Henry Pun-Off," where competitors must present the best verbal puns to win.