Texas Hill Country Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Austin: Harry Ransom Center

Photo by TXDOT

This library and archive specializes in the collection of literary and cultural artifacts from the U.S. and Europe. The center houses 36 million written manuscripts, five million photographs, more than 100,000 works of art and one million rare books, the most impressive of which is a 15th century Gutenberg Bible. Special exhibitions regularly feature topics related to the center's vast collections.


  • 300 West 21st Street
  • On the University of Texas campus.
  • Austin, Texas
  • 78713


Hours & Fees

  • Monday-Wednesday and Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

  • Free, donations accepted.