Austin’s Historic Sites
Richard Moya Park is one of Austin’s Historic Sites.

1. Richard Moya Park

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10001 Burleson Rd (at US 183), Austin, TX
Park · 4 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: The bridge at the park was once part of the Congress Avenue Bridge. Known as Old Moore's Crossing, it stood downtown from 1886 to 1910. Parts of it washed away in a flood when it was over Onion Creek.

Texas Governor's Mansion is one of Austin’s Historic Sites.

2. Texas Governor's Mansion

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1010 Colorado St, Austin, TX
Monument / Landmark · Downtown Austin · 6 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: The mansion was built in 1854, and was heavily damaged by an arsonist in 2008. It's been the home of every governor since 1856, and is the fourth-oldest governor's mansion in the U.S.

Oakwood Cemetery is one of Austin’s Historic Sites.

3. Oakwood Cemetery

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Cemetery · Central East Austin · 4 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Austin's oldest city-owned cemetery, sits just south of Disch-Falk Field. The cemetery dates to the mid 1850s, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

O. Henry House and Museum is one of Austin’s Historic Sites.

4. O. Henry House and Museum

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409 E 5th St, Austin, TX
Museum · Downtown Austin · 7 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Cottage home of short-story writer William Sydney Porter (whose pen name was O. Henry) and his family from 1893 to 1895. Museum displays many of the writer's belongings.

German-Texan Heritage Society is one of Austin’s Historic Sites.

5. German-Texan Heritage Society

507 E 10th St, Austin, TX
Building · Downtown Austin · 2 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: In 1858, the German Free School Association opened a charter school at this location. The school building serves as a research library for Texas' German roots.

St. David's Episcopal Church is one of Austin’s Historic Sites.

6. St. David's Episcopal Church

301 E 8th St (at San Jacinto), Austin, TX
Church · Downtown Austin · 12 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: The main church, constructed in 1854-1855, makes it the oldest standing church, and one of the oldest buildings, in Austin. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum is one of Austin’s Historic Sites.

7. Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum

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411 E 5th St, Austin, TX
Museum · Downtown Austin · 3 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Susanna Dickinson, who survived the siege of the Alamo, lived in this house after the famous battle. It was lost in history when it was enclosed by another building. It opened in 2010 as a museum.

Texas State Cemetery is one of Austin’s Historic Sites.

8. Texas State Cemetery

909 Navasota St, Austin, TX
Cemetery · Central East Austin · 3 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Visit the burial spots for Stephen F. Austin, Gov. Allan Shivers, Gov. John Connally, Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock and many other Texas leaders. The graves go back to 1851.

Treaty Oak is one of Austin’s Historic Sites.

9. Treaty Oak

Baylor St. (btwn 5th St. & 6th St.), Austin, TX
Park · Old West Austin · 2 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: This tree is the last of the Council Oaks, a grove of 14 trees that served as a meeting place for Comanche and Tonkawa tribes. In 1989, the tree was poisoned with herbicide, almost killing it.

French Legation Museum is one of Austin’s Historic Sites.

10. French Legation Museum

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802 San Marcos St, Austin, TX
History Museum · Central East Austin · 17 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: The historic residence was built by the French diplomat Alphonse Dubois de Saligny to the Republic of Texas in 1840-41. It became a museum under the Daughters of The Republic of Texas in 1956.

Texas State Capitol is one of Austin’s Historic Sites.

11. Texas State Capitol

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112 E 11th St (at Congress Ave), Austin, TX
Capitol Building · Downtown Austin · 192 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: The largest state capitol building in the United States, the Texas Capitol was constructed from 1882-1888. It is built of limestone and pink granite. The granite came from nearby Marble Falls.

The Driskill is one of Austin’s Historic Sites.

12. The Driskill

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604 Brazos St (at W. 6th St.), Austin, TX
Hotel · Downtown Austin · 164 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Built in 1886 as the showplace of a cattle baron, the hotel stands as a landmark of Texas hospitality. The luxury hotel is close to the Capitol, Convention Center and entertainment districts.