Limited visitor parking is available in our lot located at 9th Street and Embassy Drive at 900 East 9th Street.  Metered parking is available along San Marcos Street, 9th and Embassy Drive. Visit Park ATX for more information about metered street parking. 

Groups & Tours 

Admission for self-guided tours of the historic French Legation is offered Tuesday through Saturday during museum hours. Group tours are available by reservation by calling 737-226-1399 or at  

School Groups 

Reserve TEKS-aligned school field trips by contacting our Museum Educator at 737-226-1399 or at

Café Legation & Museum Store 

Located in the Visitor Center. Proudly serving Starbucks products as well as a selection of grab-and-go items for a quick meal or snack. Our museum store features gifts and souvenirs of your visit to the French Legation State Historic Site and the City of Austin. Purchases made through self-service kiosks with card payment only 


The historic French Legation building and the visitor center is wheelchair accessible and connected via paved pathways. Accessible restrooms are located at the visitor center building. It is a short distance from the visitor center to the French Legation building. 


  • Water fountains are available in the visitor center courtyard. 
  • Restrooms are accessible, gender-neutral and offer diaper changing stations. They are located in the visitor center courtyard. 
  • Coolers are not permitted onsite. 
  • Food and beverages are not permitted in the historic French Legation building. 
  • Pets on a leash are permitted onsite but not in the historic structures. Service dogs are always welcome. 
  • Personal photography is welcomed onsite, but commercial photography may be subject to permit requirements and service fees. 
  • Smoking and vaping are not permitted anywhere on the site. 

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