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
737-226-1779

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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June 30

Story Time at the Café Legation

Join us on June 30th for our first story time at the Café Legation!  Follow the adventures of the French student Madeline through Paris. Grab a drink and snacks in the café before the story. Play our yard games or explore Austin's oldest recorded...

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