802 San Marcos Street
Austin, TX 78702
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.
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...
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...
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...
From the Blog
Step back in time and experience the period of the Texas Republic in person or virtually at one of these Texas Historical Commission state historic sites.San Felipe de Austin
Commemorating the location where, in 1823, Stephen F. Austin established a headquarters for his colony in Mexican Texas, San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site and its museum share the stories of early...
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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