Welcome to Flower Hill

With careful consideration, and safeguards to protect our visitors, volunteers, and staff, Flower Hill has determined that it is safe to reopen the historic site to the public.

 

Starting on June 6, tours of the grounds will be offered by appointment only.

 

Following the health and safety guidelines from state and local officials, as well as best practices shared nationally by heritage sites, we have put in place necessary safeguards and limits to ensure that both visitors and staff are as protected as possible during this time. Please read the tour and safety guidelines carefully before scheduling your visit.

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Tour Guidelines

  • No walk-ups — You must reserve and pay online first.

  • Tours will be offered Thursday-Saturday at 10 AM by appointment only.

  • Groups are limited to five people or less.

  • Tours will take place on the Grounds only.

  • Tour guides and guests are required to wear masks.

  • Guests will respect social distance and maintain a 6-foot distance from each other.

What to Expect 

During your visit

Please know that there are restrictions currently in place and not all features of the museum are open.

 

  • Reserved online tickets are required for entry. Reservations and tour payments are not available on site.

  • Many high-touch features of the historic site are closed temporarily. Examples include all indoor areas of the historic home and public restrooms. 

Safety guidelines

When you are at Flower Hill, please follow these rules to ensure the safety of our staff and community:

 

  • If you are sick, please stay home.

  • Limit touch! There are plenty of things to hear, see, and smell!

  • Leave 6 feet of space between you and others.

  • Wear face masks at all times to protect yourself, other guests, and our staff.

  • Please wash your hands, refrain from touching your face, and use hand sanitizer often. Hand sanitizer will be provided on the front porch of the museum.

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Hours and Admission

Guided tours of the museum are available most Thursdays—Saturdays at 10am by prior appointment only. 

 

If you can’t visit during our normal tour hours, we can often accommodate off-hour tours! Contact us for information.

 

Adults                                            $12

Seniors 65+                                    $10

City and State employees                $5

Students with ID                              $5 

Children 3-18                                   $5 

Children 2 and under free

Parking and Museum Entrance 

Limited parking is available for free on the museum grounds, accessible via W. 6th Street between Winflo and Pressler Street. Alternative parking will be detailed in the confirmation email sent to guests prior to their tour.

Our primary entrance is via the front door (under the columns). ADA access is available via the east entrance, alongside the driveway. Tours begin by the historic rose arbor on the east side of the home. 

Accessibility 

Select first floor historic rooms and exhibits are wheelchair accessible. Architectural and preservation concerns prevent us from being able to provide elevator service to second floor rooms; however, interpretive materials are available upon request for exhibits, displays, and the grounds. If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility, do not hesitate to contact us. 

Directions

Flower Hill is located 5 minutes from central downtown Austin, just a few blocks west of the Lamar and W. 6th intersection.

 

Our main gate entrance is tucked back from W. 6th street between Winflo and Pressler on the north side of the street.

 

1316 W. 6th Street 78703

 

Please note, the driveway is historic and very narrow. Wide vehicles and vehicles with little ground clearance may scrape on the historic drive, so please use caution as you navigate through the iron gate entrance.

 

The driveway and the on-site parking are only open to those who have made an appointment to tour the museum.  

We encourage carpooling or rideshare to visit our site. The Cap Metro 6th and Pressler stop is right in front of our property. We also have bike racks on site to support our bike commuters. 

Group Tours

We offer tours at discounted rates and outside our regular hours to groups from 6-30 people by prior reservation and can tailor our tours and activities to suit your group’s interests and schedule.

We especially welcome small school classes and homeschool groups. Please send your class tour request to info@flowerhillfoundation.org for more information about the reservation process and available dates. We offer admission for $5 per student with no additional charge for teachers, staff, and parents serving as chaperones.

All other groups are encouraged to contact us at least three weeks before their preferred tour date to confirm availability. We offer admission for adult group guided-tours for $10 per person. 

1316 W. 6th Street Austin Texas 78703 / Physical Address

607 Pressler St. Austin Texas 78703 / Mailing Address

info@flowerhillfoundation.org   

512-305-3650

Flower Hill, preserving and cultivating Austin culture since 1877. 
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