Arts & Culture

  • Austin History Center / Austin Public Library – Learn about Austin’s fascinating past from this Renaissance revival-style library built in 1933. Some of the era’s best architecture, ironwork and stone carving remain. (512) 974-7480
  • Blanton Museum of Art – Ranked among the top university art museums in the United States, Blanton features some of the most important art in the country, including the Suida-Manning Collection. (512) 471-7324
  • Bullock Texas State History Museum—The Bullock Texas State History Museum is owned by the Texas State Preservation Board, with the mission to tell "the Story of Texas." (512) 936-8746
  • Contemporary Austin—The Contemporary Austin reflects the spectrum of contemporary art through exhibitions, commissions, education and the collection. (512) 453-5312
  • Elisabet Ney Museum – German-born sculptor Elisabet Ney charmed Austin society in the late 19th century, and her art continues to delight guests at her Hyde Park studio turned museum. (512) 458-2255
  • French Legation Museum – The oldest residence still standing in Austin was built in 1841 for Count Alphonse Dubois de Saligny, France's representative to the Republic of Texas. (512) 472-8180
  • Governor's Mansion – One of the oldest buildings in the city was built in 1856 and continues a long tradition of housing the current term’s governor. (512) 463-5516
  • LBJ Library—The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum is the presidential library and museum of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th President of the United States. (512) 721-0200
  • Neill-Cochran Museum House – Abner Cook, the architect-contractor responsible for the governor's mansion and many other gracious Greek Revival mansions, built this home in 1855. (512) 478-2335
  • O. Henry Museum – When famous writer O. Henry lived in Austin from 1884-98, he published a popular satirical newspaper called Rolling Stone. Discover more about O. Henry at this intriguing museum. (512) 472-1903
  • Old Bakery and Emporium – Visit the Old Bakery in downtown Austin built and occupied in 1876 by Charles Lundberg, a Swedish master baker. (512)477-5961
  • Texas Memorial Museum – This museum was opened in 1936 to guard the natural and cultural treasures of the state and is now devoted entirely to the natural sciences. (512) 471-1604
  • Texas State Capitol Tour—Tours take visitors to key areas of the Capitol and offer information on the building, Texas history and the Texas legislature. (512) 463-0063
  • Treaty Oak – Legend has it that Stephen F. Austin signed the first boundary treaty with the Comanches under the spreading branches of this 500-year-old live oak. (512) 440-5194
  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum – Popular art instructor Charles Umlauf donated his home and studio, across from Zilker Park, to showcase more than 130 sculptures, paintings and drawings. (512) 445-5582

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