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French Legation Museum, Austin

French Legation Museum - Austin, Texas
French Legation Museum
802 San Marcos Street, Austin, TX 78702Map
+1 512 472 8180
Neighborhood: Central Austin
Overview

King Louis Philippe ordered Alphonse Dubois de Saligny of France to Austin in 1839 to become the French liaison to the Republic of Texas. He insisted on being called "Count" and built this home on 22 acres of land in 1841. While waiting for building to cease, he was involved in a dispute over pigs and moved to Louisiana. He never returned to Texas and did not spend a single night in this home. In 1848, Dr. Joseph Robertson purchased the home and passed it on through his family for years; in 1949, the State of Texas acquired it. The home has been restored and even houses a French Creole kitchen.

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French Legation Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Other, Tours
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, discover, amex, visa
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