French Legation State Historic Site

The front of the main house at the French Legation State Historic Site The front of the visitor center at the French Legation State Historic Site French Legation grounds French Legation Cafe interior Fireplace cooking The front gate of the French Legation State Historic Site The front of the main house at the French Legation State Historic Site

802 San Marcos Street
Austin, TX 78702
Parking lot located at 900 East 9th Street
737-226-1324

frenchlegation@thc.texas.gov

Driving map of the French Legation building

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. 

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Upcoming Events

October 6

Fall Supper Club Series with Chef Manon

Fall Chef dinner series and social hour with Chef Manon Lavaud at the French Legation State Historic Site. Short for l’apéritif, l’apéro is a quintessentially French activity, you can’t miss it!

Manon’s art of apéro will invite you to...

October 13

Movies on the Lawn: The Adams Family

Join us Thursday, October 13, for a seasonal movie screening of The Addams Family, presented by Rocket Cinema. This 1991 American supernatural black comedy film was the first feature-length movie based on the characters from the cartoon created...

October 29

Texas Archeology Month Fair

Celebrate Texas Archeology Month with us on Saturday October 29th. Join the Texas Historical Commission and other statewide archaeology partners for the inaugural Texas Archaeology Month Fair at the French Legation. Learn about ongoing and future...

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