November 3, 2012 · 2:45 PM
This location is shown only to members
Tour is from 3:00 - 3:50 and is mostly indoors. Meet at 2:45 at gift shop.
Come see Austin's Oldest Home and hear it's story, dating back to The Republic of Texas days. And enjoy the views of downtown from this 2.5 acre lot of grass and native trees. I went on this tour 2 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Alphonse Dubois, “chargé d’affaires”, was given the mission by French King Louis Phillippe to establish an official French Legation in The Republic of Texas. Dubois, upon arriving in 1839, decided Austin had no home "suitable" for his taste, so he hired builders to construct a house to his specifications. Dubois never lived in the house, a story you will hear the docent tell on our tour. This house not only still stands, but when we see the house, it will have just finished a complete structural reinforcement project.
For more information on the French Legation Museum: http://frenchlegationmuseum.org/
Cost of home tour: $5.00. AAA Members $4.50. $3.00 62+. Tours are about 40 minutes.
Parking: museum personnel say parking is available in the neighborhood, even on weekends. There is also a lot in back of the property accessed from 8th street (turn west on 8th street from San Marcos)
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Emailed Yes RSVPs Oct 5th.