About the Neill-Cochran House Museum

Experience History

The Neill-Cochran House is considered to be one of Austin’s three most important historic residences. Built in 1855 as a suburban estate, this impressive Greek Revival house has survived war, neglect, and the immense growth of the University of Texas area and the capital city.

Today, the NCHM is owned by the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Texas and is open to the public by appointment. For a guided tour, please contact the museum to make a reservation.

Step into a place

  • Designed and constructed by Abner Cook, the Master Builder responsible for Austin’s most elegant 19th-century houses, including the Texas Governor’s Mansion, Woodlawn, Sweetbrush, and Westhill
  • Filled with sumptuous furnishings dating from 1780-1925 in period rooms: Empire, Rococo Revival, and Victorian
  • Preserving a colorful narrative of its many owners and occupants, including the Texas School for the Blind and Federal troops during Reconstruction
  • Surrounded by a shaded landscape and secluded patio


Thank You, Current & Past Sponsors

The Neill-Cochran House Museum is lucky to find support from the Austin community for the various activities that take place throughout the year. From Modern Times sponsorships, to aiding the Gingerbread House Raising, Easter Egg Dye-O-Rama, and Museum Day. NCHM thanks each sponsor for their generous contributions that make these events possible. Click on their logo to visit their site!

2011-2012 Sponsors

Art InstituteWandaHOT Tours

AoueilleBurnham Educational ConsultantsFreewheeling BicyclesKaren PopeKatyegg Designstrait musicheader-logo-sm2


Jack and Adams

Adams House Dasch Family

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Past Sponsors

BurlesonJQD. WilsonJoe CookMiller Blueprint

Dublin Dr. Pepper Green Mesquite JeDUNNRandall's

Jose GuerraSANSToy JoyArchitecture PlusAmy's

The Alex Pope Company | Reinhart Marketing and Public Relations |

Burnham Educational Consultants | Eliza Wolcott Morehead Appraisals |


And Thank You to Our Individual Sponsors, Past and Present

|Harriet Rutland | Elizabeth Ann Brown | Caroline Cavin | Larua Robinson Cavin | Karen Pope

| Kathy Johnson | Sharon Elizabeth Wilson | Sonia Wolf Wilson | Joan Burnham | Barbara Poth |

| Georgia Lochridge | Susan Morehead | Mary Lib Thornhill | Bill & Elaine Blaylock |

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

There’s room for your name or logo, too! If you are interested in sponsoring NCHM, or know someone who may be, please contact museum staff at info(at)nchmuseum.org! We appreciate your interest and hope to hear from you soon!