Austin History Center

Austin History Center

512-974-7480
Sunday 12 PM - 6 PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM

To book a group tour or field trip at the Austin History Center contact us at least two weeks in advance so we can prepare for your visit.

About Austin History Center

  • As the local history collection of the Austin Public Library, the Austin History Center (AHC) provides the public with information about the history, current events and activities of the City of Austin and Travis County.
  • The AHC collects and preserves information about local governments, businesses, residents, institutions and neighborhoods so that generations to come will have access to Austin’s rich history.
  • For more information about the AHC visit library.austintexas.gov/ahc.

The Austin History Center is located in Council District 9 of the City of Austin.

General Information

Library Locations

Streetcar on 6th and congress
Off the Rails: The Rise and Fall of Austin’s Streetcars
December 11, 2018 – May 26, 2019 Austin History Center. Off the Rails: The Rise and Fall of Austin’s Streetcars documents the history of the operation of streetcars in Austin from 1875 to 1940.