Museums owned and/or operated by DRT help to preserve and promote our unique Texas History. DRT is preserving the physical structures of these historic places and artifacts from the Republic of Texas era. The public can see and touch our ancestor’s way of life at the Alamo, French Legation, Gaines Oliphant House and Republic of Texas Museum.
The Museums owned and/or operated by DRT include:
The Republic of Texas Museum
The Republic of Texas Museum located at DRT Headquarters in Austin, houses many artifacts from the Republic of Texas era. The address for The Republic of Texas Museum is 510 East Anderson, near the intersection of I-35 North and Hwy 183.
The French Legation Museum
The French Legation Museum began in 1841 as a private home built for the French chargé d’affaires, Alphonse Dubois. The property has had two other significant owners including Dr. Joseph Robertson, and the State of Texas who appointed the Daughters of the Republic of Texas the custodians of the property.
The Alamo Gift Shop and Museum
Designed in mission style to harmonize with the Alamo, the Alamo Museum and Gift Shop is on the grounds of the Alamo at Alamo Plaza and Houston Street. Built in 1939, the museum and gift shop displays historical portraits and documents. A large diorama of the final assault, created by Thomas Feely, is a popular exhibit here.