The French Legation is a historic legation building in eastern Austin, Texas, built in 1841 to represent the French government in the new Republic of Texas.
It is among the oldest extant frame structures in Austin. The building and its surroundings were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. The French Legation is also a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, a City of Austin Historic Landmark, and a Texas State Antiquities Landmark.
|Tuesday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
Brent Barnard | Jul 19, 2017
I paid my $5 and was really treated to a great tour of this gem of state history featuring the only surviving building in Austin from the period of the Republic of Texas. As the tour was ending, the tour guide said the place would soon be closed for a long time - perhaps more than a year - as the state government takes over management and makes it into a much more impressive site.
Greg Robey | Jan 1, 2017
I sorely wished the hosts were more enthusiastic and gave more knowledge about the history of the house and the time period. We got a ten minute tour that really could have been done with a good pamphlet. Worth the 5 dollars if you literally need to kill time. Also the tours start at the top of the hour so even though the tour only takes 10 minutes you will have to wait. Overall I give it an "okay" rating. What a waste because this was an important time period in Texas History that is wasted without a good/knowledgeable/enthusiastic tour guide.
Donavin Guajardo | Jan 26, 2018
I dont get it
Dipendra karki | Jan 8, 2018
good art museum
Nathan Crane | Mar 16, 2017
Lovely grounds. Went for oysterfest and had a blast!
A Citizen | May 18, 2018
Temporarily closed for remodel. See website.
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