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
GPS: N30° 16' 02.39" W97° 43' 54.35"
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 12

Juneteenth Social Bike Ride with Black History Bike Tours

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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