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Neill-Cochran House Museum

Neill-Cochran House Museum

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 ever changing, perpetually growing, and always dynamic city. We tell Austin's story from its founding in 1839 up to 1930 through the many people who have lived and worked at the historic site — from the first State School for the Blind, to the Lieutenant Governor during the Civil War, to Federal soldiers recuperating from yellow fever — to the Neills and Cochrans.

  • 1.

    Double Parlor

    Double Parlor

    Formal and informal parlors replete with antebellum Austin furnishings.

  • 2.

    Front Hall

    Front Hall

    The foyer is the first stop at NCHM and an introduction to the inside of the house.

  • 3.

    The Grounds

    The Grounds

    The NCHM grounds are a perfect place to picnic, stroll or just enjoy the shade.

  • 4.

    Neill-Cochran House Museum

    Neill-Cochran House Museum

    Welcome home! Learn about Austin's founding through 1930 through the former NCHM residents and staff.

  • 5.

    A Historic Event Space

    A Historic Event Space

    Today, NCHM is host to weddings, receptions, meetings, workshops, formal dinners, & other special events

  • 6.

    Upstairs Bedroom

    Upstairs Bedroom

    The War at Home: World War I Comes to Texas

  • 7.

    The Dependancy

    The Dependancy

    The Dependency is interpreted as a late nineteenth-century work space and living quarters.

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