Admission, House Society Membership, or Museum Society Membership at Neill-Cochran House Museum (Up to 53% Off)

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Learn the history and shifting identities of this residence built in 1856 during tours given by staff or trained docent

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Neill-Cochran House Museum - West University: Admission, House Society Membership, or Museum Society Membership at Neill-Cochran House Museum (Up to 53% Off)

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  • $11 for museum admission for two adults ($20 value)
  • $21 for one House Society Membership ($45 value)
  • $32 for one Museum Society Membership ($60 value)

The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 1 p.m.–4 p.m., with tours of the house, dependency, and grounds given on the hour. With the House Society Membership, guests receive unlimited free admission, invitation to museum events, the Among Friends Newsletter, and a 10% discount at the Museum Store. The Museum Society Membership includes all benefits of the House Membership, along with an additional membership card, for two people.

Neill-Cochran House Museum

When surveyor Washington Hill wanted a home built on his 17.5 acres outside of Austin, only one master builder would suffice: Abner Cook. Responsible for notable Austin spaces like the Governor's Mansion and the First Presbyterian Church, Cook completed Hill's abode in 1856. By that time, however, the Hills could no longer afford the residence, which the State of Texas soon leased and turned into the Texas Asylum for the Blind. So began a long line of new identities for the building, which went on to house lieutenant governors, colonels, judges, and, for more than two years during Reconstruction, injured Civil War troops.

Under the care of the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Texas, Hill's dream home is now the Neill-Cochran House Museum. Emblematic of the structure's Greek Revival style, Doric columns greet visitors before they explore the historic interior on staff- or docent-led tours. These only skim the surface of the museum's activities—frequent happenings range from seminars by leading historians to events for youngsters like the Easter Egg Dye-o-rama. The museum can even be rented for special occasions, including art shows, teas, and weddings.

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14 Ratings

The guided tour is very informative
Lisa G. · September 29, 2015
Excellent your of a well preserved house. Great history!
Donna S. · March 19, 2015
fabulous place and tour guide
Andrea S. · February 13, 2015

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