Brush Square Museums

Brush Square is home to the Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum, O. Henry Museum, and Austin Fire Museum, all located on the corner of 5th and Neches.

Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum: The mission of the Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum is to preserve the home and legacy of Battle of the Alamo survivor Susanna Dickinson and to celebrate Texas’ historical heritage by providing programs and educational resources to the citizens of Austin and its visitors.

Open Wednesday – Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

411 E. 5th Street
Austin, TX 78701

O. Henry Museum: The O. Henry Museum offers a look into the life of William Sidney Porter in the Austin years leading up to his controversial prison term, after which he assumed the pen name O. Henry and set about transforming himself into the famed short story writer who authored such universal classics as “Gifts of the Magi,” “The Ransom of Red Chief” and “The Cop and the Anthem.”

Open Wednesday – Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

409 E. 5th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Austin Fire Museum: The Austin Fire Museum is located in Austin’s Central Fire Station No. 1 at 401 East 5th Street in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas. The firehouse is Austin’s busiest station, which includes Quint 1, Engine 1, Engine 13, Austin EMS Medic 6, and the AFD Shift Commander. The station was built in 1938 and is a piece of history in and of itself.

401 E. 5th Street
Austin, TX 78701