Immerse yourself in Greek Revival architecture and life during Austin’s 19th century. Located near the campus of The University of Texas, the Neill-Cochran House Museum is one of few Antebellum-period buildings open to the public in Austin. The museum showcases the city's cultural, economic and architectural transformation from 1855 to present day. Learn more about how to visit this historic icon, what's on display and when to bring the family for kid-friendly events.

Exterior of Neill-Cochran House Museum.Courtesy of Neill-Cochran House Museum.


Preservationists work to maintain the quality and accuracy of the home’s interior. Furnishings and unique objects dating back to the 1850s are on display, along with an inside look at their backstories. The permanent collections take visitors back in time to Austin’s beginning. Explore the 19th century French parlor, dining room and three preserved bedrooms. The contrast of the museum against its busy West Campus surroundings provides a glimpse into the transformation of Texas’ capital city.

Just as authentic and almost as old as the pecan tree located in the front of the property. Dated back to 1889, this magnificent tree is nearly 150 years old!


The museum displays rotating exhibits year-round. The unique exhibits offer a unique perspective of Austin through art, photographs, interior collections, craftworks and more. Visitors can find a current listing of seasonal exhibits online. The museum also hosts regular free events and showcases which delve deep into Austin’s extraordinary history.

Sunday Funday Events

On the second Sunday of each month, the Neill-Cochran House Museum offers Sunday Funday, a hands-on activity that is included with the price of Museum admission. This history-inspired craft activity is geared toward kids 12 and under but can be enjoyed by children of any age. Bring the whole family to the next Sunday Funday!

Hours & Admission

The Neill-Cochran House Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors over 65. Museum members and children under 12 receive free admission. There is a free on-site parking lot and access to street parking nearby. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum's website or at the front desk. No appointment required.

With events and rotating exhibits, there is always something new to see and explore! Learn more and plan your visit today at

Contributed by Marissa Saenz, Visit Austin Marketing Communications Intern.