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“The Original Rose of Texas History”

French Legation Museum
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US$25.00*
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Austin and Texas Hill Country Small-Group Tour
Ranked #94 of 340 things to do in Austin
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Owner description: The oldest existing home in Austin that was the oldest foreign legation in the U.S. built outside of Washington D.C.
Reviewed 4 December 2012

The French Legation stands as a traditional building with a small surrounding lawn on the grounds of what was once the capitol of Texas, France. I find this a compelling and sentimental aspect of the six flags of Texas: Spain, France, Mexico, Territory, Republic (Nation), Confederate State, American State. Bonjour et bonchance, y'all.

Thank ElizabethAnne53
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

This is very unique because it is the oldest house in Austin. The grounds are lovely and definitely worth the visit.

Thank Mary Mac H
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

Small but fun to visit and learn some history. Check for the tours times.

Thank ReenTS
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Reviewed 23 December 2011

I believe this little house is the oldest extant building in Austin and it is a beautiful example of mid 19th century architecture. Often overlooked by locals and seldom seen by visitors it is worthy of your time and only about two minutes from downtown.

Thank MNEAustin
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Reviewed 12 May 2009

Although this attraction is small, it is beautifully situated just East of Downtown. The folks who work here can provide a wealth of information into the history of the home. This spot is an interesting reminder that Texas was once its own country. Suggested for people with an interest in history.

4  Thank bjalg
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