French Legation Museum

History Museum and Event Space · Central East Austin
802 San Marcos St, Austin, TX 78702, United States
Hours:
Open until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Tue–Sun
    • 1:00 PM–5:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & MasterCard)

The French Legation Museum is a non-profit historic house museum. The structure was built as the diplomatic outpost for King Louis Philippe of France to the Republic of Texas in 1841. The Daughters of The Republic of Texas serve as custodians.

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    Austin American-Statesman
    "French diplomat Alphonse Dubois de Saligny to the Republic of Texas"(2 Tips)
    Yep Roc
    "free tacos and beer"(3 Tips)
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  • Gabe

    Bastille day

    Gabe · July 12
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  • Victoria S.

    Bonjour SXSW! Chef Remi pop up restaurant this week. Perfect day for food and wine at this beautiful place.

    Victoria Schaefer · March 15
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  • Dustin L.

    Tours are given at 1:15, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00pm.

    Dustin Lee · October 30, 2014
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  • Vonia

    Small but informative, self-guided tour fine...

    Vonia · November 28, 2013
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  • Antonio E.

    Warby Parker party

    Antonio Evans · March 12, 2012
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  • Do512

    The "Cinema East" summer film series here was good fun. See whats in store here during SXSW this year at do512.com

    Do512 · February 24, 2012
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  • Austin American-Statesman

    The historic residence was built by the French diplomat Alphonse Dubois de Saligny to the Republic of Texas in 1840-41. It became a museum under the Daughters of The Republic of Texas in 1956.

    Austin American-Statesman · February 22, 2012
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  • CultureMap Austin

    If you love history as much as we do, you'll love the clever offerings of their Museum Store. Especially the "J'Adore Texas" T-shirts.

    CultureMap Austin · July 14, 2011
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  • Derek D.

    For sxsw the perimeter is decidedly French, if venue is full think of the maginot line.

    Derek Dukes · March 18, 2011
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  • Milan Jayden S.

    No Free Beer Here.

    Milan Jayden Smith · March 17, 2011
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  • Kieffer K.

    No line at the back gate and they aren't checking bags.

    Kieffer Katz · March 17, 2011
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  • Kieffer K.

    Beer isn't free this year. Fucking bullshit.

    Kieffer Katz · March 17, 2011
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  • Yep Roc

    Stop by the Yours Truly party to lounge on the lawn and score free tacos and beer (1pm 3/16). Tunes from Marques Toliver, Alessi's Ark, Thousands, Lanterns on the Lake, Bobby and Still Corners. Read more

    Yep Roc · March 15, 2011
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  • The Wild Honey Pie

    Cults, James Blake, tUnE-YarDs, and more come together at French Legion Museum for crepes on Friday (3/18).

    The Wild Honey Pie · March 12, 2011
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  • HISTORY

    Originally built by the French diplomat to The Republic of Texas. In 1956, the home became a museum under the custodianship of The Daughters of The Republic of Texas.

    HISTORY · April 7, 2010
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  • ActiveCultures

    The lawn stage vibe is lovely, but the tent on the Hill stage is already getting crowded.

    ActiveCultures · March 18, 2010
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