Susanna Dickinson Museum
Dwarfed by the downtown Hilton hotel, it's easy to overlook a quirky piece of Texas history that is worth sharing. The Sussana Dickinson Museum is named for the brave woman who, after escaping the fall of the Alamo, delivered the tragic news to Sam Houston and secured independence for the Republic of Texas. Complicating Dickinson's role as the "Messenger of the Alamo," however, is a complicated past that some Texans might not approve of so readily. Tour guides can tell you the full story and recreate the well-preserved past of this controversial woman's life ad home.
The Dickinson Museum shares the grounds and meeting space with the neighboring O. Henry Museum, which preserves and retells the weird legacy of another controversial figure in Austin's history.