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Feb 25, 2018
“Worth a stop”
4 weeks ago
“No visit possible now”
The oldest existing home in Austin that was the oldest foreign legation in the U.S. built outside of Washington D.C. This site is currently closed for renovations. The site is currently closed for renovations.
802 San Marcos St, Austin, TX 78702-2647
East Austin
+1 512-463-7096
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The house is undergoing a complete renovation at the moment. Close to the Texas State Cemetery, we drove by- it is surrounded by a security fence at the moment.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jfadds
Heather M, Public Relations Manager at French Legation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The French Legation is currently closed for renovations and will reopen to the public in the Fall of 2019, once essential work is completed.

Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

I have been here twice. Inside the house shows pretty well they were working it and we were not afford a few of the second floor, but the first floor was open and the history is impressive. The French Legation opened when Austin was a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank CharlesU_12
Reviewed November 7, 2017

A tiny ancient house that once was a political legation back when Texas was a country un to itself. In the era od Mirebeau B. Lamar and Sam houston. Not very inspiring but worth a look

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Stiglitz11
Reviewed September 15, 2017

I was so disappointed to arrive to the museum to find a sign that said, "Closed Indefinitely". Be sure to call before you go! They may or may not reopen.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Christinutter
Reviewed April 3, 2017

We visited here when I was a kid so naturally I took my kiddo. She loved it!!! The people are so nice and very well Educated about the home. They really are a wealth of Information. Thank you for a great time!!!

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 667pamelab
Reviewed March 1, 2017

The website says they are open 1:00-5:00 T-Sun. However, to see inside the house museum), you must wait for a tour. The tours are at 1:15, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00. There is nothing to do there (except wander the grounds) while you wait. Also, no...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank capitollover
Reviewed February 14, 2017

This museum was a good find. Very informative staff. Maybe not too handy for ADA and wheelchair issues. But fascinating nonetheless. Visited during one of the free weekends of Austin.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Dambreaker
Reviewed January 20, 2017

The grounds looked very pretty and well maintained. I went into the gift shop but there wasn't anyone to buy tickets from so I didn't get to take a tour of the inside of the museum. The gift shop was clean and nice though. Many...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank pnkgirl27
Reviewed January 17, 2017

A rather special place in many respects and a unique window into Austin's past. Well worth the stop and an hour. Be sure to go when they have a scheduled tour. The gift shop will have appeal to dedicated shoppers.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Jay F
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Very interesting place. Unique artifacts. You need to go there when there is a tour. No individual visit out of tours. Two young ladies who work there were very knowledgeable. Nice view of Austin too.

Date of experience: December 2016
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