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“Did you say French?”

French Legation Museum
Ranked #102 of 339 things to do in Austin
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 23, 2011

I believe this little house is the oldest extant building in Austin and it is a beautiful example of mid 19th century architecture. Often overlooked by locals and seldom seen by visitors it is worthy of your time and only about two minutes from downtown.

Thank MNEAustin
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Reviewed May 12, 2009

Although this attraction is small, it is beautifully situated just East of Downtown. The folks who work here can provide a wealth of information into the history of the home. This spot is an interesting reminder that Texas was once its own country. Suggested for people with an interest in history.

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