A Century of Austin History: 1855 – 1958

Nearly Untouched Greek Revival Architecture | Decorative Arts | State and Local History | Interpretive and Community Programming

Planning a visit over the holidays?

Changes to our hours in November, December, and January are below!

Week of Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 21st through Friday, November 23rd: CLOSED

Saturday, November 24th: Normal hours resume

Weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day

Saturday, December 22nd through Tuesday, January 8th: CLOSED

Wednesday, January 9th: Normal hours resume

About Us

About Us


The Neill-Cochran House Museum preserves and reflects the experience of some of Austin’s earliest residents. Built in 1855 by renowned entrepreneur and builder Abner Cook, the house and the collections it displays shed light on the local, individual, and political history of our always-growing city. There is no example of Austin’s antebellum architecture more accessible and better preserved than ours.




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Not Your Tax Dollars at Work

The Neill-Cochran House Museum is an independent nonprofit and does not receive significant funding from government agencies. We depend on your enthusiasm and support to continue and expand our reach into the community. As a resource for all, we are grateful to the members of the Friends of the Neill-Cochran House Museum, to our partners and sponsors in the community, and to our volunteers and interns.

Hours, Admission, and Directions

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2310 San Gabriel Street | Austin, Texas 78705
(512) 478-2335

Open Wednesday – Sunday, 1-4 pm

Admission $5 adults / $4 seniors and students / free to children under 12

We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.

Guided tours available by prior appointment. Contact us for details.

Can’t make it out to see us during our regular hours? Call us at 512-478-2335 or contact us to set up an appointment.