802 San Marcos Street
Austin, TX 78702
GPS: N30° 16' 02.39" W97° 43' 54.35"
Parking lot located at 900 East 9th Street
One of the oldest houses in Austin, the French Legation opened in 1841 as a home and diplomatic outpost for the French chargé d’affaires to the Republic of Texas, Alphonse Dubois, after France recognized the Republic of Texas as a sovereign nation. The site tells the story of Texas’ settlement and the growth of one of the capital city’s most vibrant neighborhoods.
In celebration of Juneteenth, the French Legation is pleased to partner with Black History Bike Ride to bring you this year’s annual Juneteenth Social Ride on Sunday June 12th! This year’s Juneteenth event will debut a new route focused on...
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By Andy Rhodes, Managing Editor, The Medallion
In 2017, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law officially transferring the French Legation in East Austin to the Texas Historical Commission. Since then, the agency has been meticulously preparing and executing plans to reopen the site to the public.
The THC’s Historic Sites Division has been overseeing a wide range of activity, from...
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