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French Legation Museum

802 San Marcos St, Austin, TX 78702-2647
+1 512-463-7096
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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.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
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802 San Marcos St, Austin, TX 78702-2647
East Austin
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"republic of texas"
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"gift shop"
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"piece of texas history"
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"wealth of information"
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"worth a stop"
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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

Thank Charles U
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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

Thank Stiglitz11
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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.

2  Thank Christinutter
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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!!!

Thank 667pamelab
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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

Thank capitollover
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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.

Thank Dambreaker
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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

Thank pnkgirl27
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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.

Thank Jay F
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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.

Thank barbarat2592016
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

An underrated and interesting experience. I had some time to pass so I stopped in and am glad I did. As a history lover, this was great. To see all the old furnishings and architecture was great. Beautiful and unique art work is scattered about...More

2  Thank JenniferOS89
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