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French Legation Museum

802 San Marcos, Austin, TX 78702-2647
+1 512-472-8180
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Austin and Texas Hill Country Small-Group Tour
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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.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good53%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Opens in 29 min
All hours
Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
802 San Marcos, Austin, TX 78702-2647
East Austin
+1 512-472-8180
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 15 September 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.

1  Thank Christinutter
Reviewed 3 April 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
Reviewed 2 March 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
Reviewed 14 February 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
Reviewed 20 January 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
Reviewed 17 January 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
Reviewed 28 December 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
Reviewed 25 October 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
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Having gone to graduate school in Austin more than forty years ago and a regular visitor to the city since then, I had never been to the French Legation Museum. Well, shame on me!! It's a wonderful little place. The two of us were the...More

2  Thank ciscokid23
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