15945 FM 1458
San Felipe, TX 77473
GPS: N29° 48' 25" W96° 5' 51.3"
Commemorating the pivotal years of Texas’ history, San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site preserves the location where Stephen F. Austin established his colony in 1823. Walk in the footsteps of the’ early pioneers in Texas history at what was once the social, economic, and political center, as well as the first capital of the provisional government of Texas.
From the Blog
San Felipe de Austin, a town founded by Stephen F. Austin in 1823, played a pivotal role in events leading up to the Texas Revolution, yet this story is not nearly as well-known or understood as others in the chronicles of Texas history, including the Alamo and San Jacinto.
To increase public understanding of the town’s history and significance, the THC is developing a new museum and...
By Michael Moore, San Felipe de Austin Project Contract Historian
As a project contract historian for San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, I recently spent a week at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, researching San Felipe resources in their archival collections. Surprisingly, some of the best early Texas history archives outside of Texas are in the Western Americana...
By Bryan McAuley, San Felipe de Austin Site Manager
April is National County Government Month, and we’re expressing our appreciation of county officials and their staff with a blog series and other social media posts that highlight county participation in our programs. The Texas Historical Commission (THC) works with counties on countless projects, from County Historical Commissions...