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Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum

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Nice downtown museum!

The staff were engaging and helpful to describe and tell the history of the former occupants of... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2019

This was the home of Susannah Dickinson - who survived the Alamo - before this visit I thought that... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2016
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411 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3705
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even those that don’t like history classes love a great story, and the Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Museum documents a fascinating one! Susanna, one very tough woman, survived the Alamo with her child to be paid by Santa Anna as a messager to Sam Houston...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

This museum is the original house of one of the Alamo survivors commissioned to be built by her final husband. The house had been used as a variety of other businesses over the years so only the exterior is original. Three rooms are open to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

The staff were engaging and helpful to describe and tell the history of the former occupants of that era. It was great to see the contents of the house and see the exterior of the house in a relazing outdoor setting. I would like to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

This small Museum was quiet but informational. With no prior knowledge of Susanna Hannig, I followed her interesting story of being a survivor of the Alamo, and her consequential relationships. I recommend stopping by if in Austin.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

I was happy to walk and read thru the Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig museum in Austin. Staff was available, and not overly assisting. Fun photo op inside, for the ladies.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 8404Elliott
Reviewed March 30, 2018

It's interesting that it's here, and Hannig had a colorful life quite apart from surviving the Alamo (she made good in the end, which is always nice) - but really this is just a quick stop. You can do this and O'Henry next door in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank scott r
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Well preserved historic house from the 1860s showcasing the life of a remarkable frontierswoman known as the "Messenger of the Alamo". Gives the visitor an insight into that period of history. We had our caricatures done by Lisa. The museum has free admission and is...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ntrekker
Reviewed December 10, 2016

This was the home of Susannah Dickinson - who survived the Alamo - before this visit I thought that there were no survivors of this event but evidently the women, children and at least one slave were not killed by the Mexicans

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank AlanP00le
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a charming and well presented museum it is only open Wednesday to Sunday. The front door maybe a bit stiff giving the impression of being closed. But persevere it is well worth the visit. The staff are knowledgeable and really helpful.

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank C5859MRjohnr
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

This quaint little museum gives a feel for how a family would have lived in Austin in the late 1800s. It also tells the history of the people that built and lived in the home. Susanna Dickinson survived a lot in her life from her...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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