San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

Drone photo of the exterior of the San Felipe de Austin Museum building Photo of family (mom, dad, and two young girls) gathered around a table playing backgammon together Photo of statue of Stephen F. Austin seated, photo taken from a lower angle gazing up at the statue Three visitors on left side interacting with large, touch-screen wall of an illistration of the town of San Felipe de Austin as it may have looked 200 years ago Angled photograph of the Farmer's Hotel recreated building located in the Villa de Austin Exhibit Collection of visitors facing away from camera looking at exhibit items. At forefront of image is a large case with plexiglass covering a variety of exhibits on display

220 2nd St.                    (Mailing: P.O. Box 17)
San Felipe, TX 77473
979-885-2181
san-felipe@thc.texas.gov

 

Commemorating the location where, in 1823, Stephen F. Austin established a headquarters for his colony in Mexican Texas, San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site and new museum share the stories of early settlers in this region. Today, visitors can walk in the footsteps of these early pioneers at what was the social, economic, and political center of American immigration to Texas before independence. San Felipe de Austin didn't survive the war for Texas independence -- it was burned by its own residents as they evacuated during the Runaway Scrape of 1836.

Upcoming Events

February 11

Second Saturdays with Steve: Transferring a Government - San Felipe to Washington

Join us at 10am in the Nature Center at Stephen F. Austin State Park (located 1 mile west of San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site) for a program about the transfer of political power that occurred in Texas' early history. San Felipe de Austin...

February 19

Inaugural Birding Day with Texas Master Naturalists

Please join us and the Gideon Lincecum Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists in participating in an Inaugural Birding Day on Sunday, February 19th, 2023!


Members of the Texas Master Naturalists will be on site to host a birding...

February 23

History At Night - Frontier Naturalists in Austin's Colony: Exploring the Landscape of Two Texas Revolutions

Join us at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site at 6pm on Thursday, February 23rd for the special presentation, Frontier Naturalists in Austin's Colony: Exploring the Landscape of Two Texas Revolutions, about the natural history of Texas...

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