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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.
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
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!!!
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.
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
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.