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Tour Austin's Oldest Home-the French Legation Museum

  • Nov 3, 2012 · 2:45 PM
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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:

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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Ann attended from AWG but I don't find her photo.

    November 4, 2012

  • Diana F.

    Very interesting. What a combination of the oldest and the new.

    November 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jennifer, Pam and I are carpooling from LaFrontera in Round Rock at 2pm Saturday. We are also going to Rio's Brazilian after (see other meetup). If you want to carpool with us to both these, please post here and I'll get in touch with you through your profile. More the merrier!

    October 30, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Pam and Jennifer, see you both! at 2pm at Garden Ridge parking lot as previously emailed. Thanks Pam for bringing directions.

      November 3, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      yes, I will see you at 2pm.

      November 3, 2012

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