A Century of Austin History: 1855 – 1958

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

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.




It’s no secret that the Neill-Cochran House has a long history of being a mainstay on Austin’s social scene. Andrew and Jennie Neill’s Open Houses and Hops were once front page news in the 1870’s. Looking for a distinctive and dazzling event venue just minutes from downtown, UT, and Mopac? Let us help!

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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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Open Tuesday – Saturday, 1-4 pm

Guided tours start on the hour during all regular hours

$10 for adults / $8 for seniors / $5 for students (with valid ID) and children 12+ / free to children under 12

Self-guided tours anytime during regular hours

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


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.