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Neill-Cochran House Museum, 1856


2310 San Gabriel
Austin, TX 78705


Open: Tuesday - Friday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed: Christmas week, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve and Day


Phone: (512) 478-2335



In 1855, Washington and Mary Hill commissioned master builder Abner Cook to construct a Greek Revival-style home on the outskirts of Austin, TX. The Neill-Cochran House Museum is one of Texas' most important houses, both architecturally and historically.

From 1857, the NCHM was home to a variety of occupants (State Asylum for the Blind, Lt. Governor Fletcher Stockdale, 1865 Federal War hospital). In 1876, Colonel Andrew and Jennie Chapman Neill purchased the house. They entertained lavishly and the house became a gathering place for Texas politicians. The Neills sold the house to Judge Thomas and Bessie Rose Cochran in the 1890s, and four generations of the Cochran family lived there until the NSCDA-TX acquired it in 1958.

National Register of Historic Places


From I-35 exit Martin Luther King Blvd., go west 1.2 miles to San Gabriel and turn right. Parking available behind the museum. Enter from 23rd Street.