The museum offers free guided tours Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. but is currently temporarily closed.

O. Henry Building Stories Walking Tour

Picture the Past: Brush Square Walking Tour


Lone Star Limericks Writing Competition- Annually in July

The O. Henry Museum at City of Austin will present Lone Star Limericks: a public, online writing competition for all ages. Submissions for Lone Star Limericks will be accepted beginning July 1, 2023. Two categories will be available: Youth (ages 12 & under) and General (ages 13 & up). Submissions can be formatted as a video, image, or text. Submissions will close at 11:59pm on July 22, 2023. From July 23-July 31, the public will be able to view a gallery of all submissions and vote for their favorite limericks. Winners will be announced on August 1. Winners (in each category, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, as well as two honorable mentions) will receive a Texas-themed prize package.

Final Fridays Workshops- Last Friday of Every Month

Join these creative workshops covering various topics in the arts such as writing, sketching, and crafts on the final Friday of every month. Topics and registration can be found on our social media pages. Registration is FREE.

Texas History Trunk Storytime- Third Friday of Every Month

Join us for storytime on the third Friday of every month for a Texas history themed storytime and children's activity or craft. Topics and registration can be found on our social media pages. Registration is FREE.

O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships - Annually in May 

Experience the highest celebration of the lowest form of humor at this free, day-long event featuring masters of wordplay, live music, and food trucks.  

JC Elkins O. Henry Literary Discussion Group - Monthly

Fans of O. Henry who want to take their admiration to another level are welcome to attend these free readings and discussions of the author’s short stories, held at the museum, at 1p.m., unless otherwise noted.