San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

SFA statue. Young girl interacting with exhibit. The replica log cabin. Navigational tools

220 2nd St.
San Felipe, TX 77473
GPS: N29° 48' 20" W96° 5' 50"
979-885-2181
san-felipe@thc.texas.gov

 

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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 emigration 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

July 4

Author Talk - Bruce Clavey

Please join for an Author Talk by Bruce Clavey on the inquisition of Stephen F. Austin. A discussion about Austin's imprisonment in Mexico City in 1834 and 1835 and the recent research that confirm's Austin's dungeon cell is still intact. The...

July 4

Author Talk - Bruce Clavey

Please join for an Author Talk by Bruce Clavey on the inquisition of Stephen F. Austin. A discussion about Austin's imprisonment in Mexico City in 1834 and 1835 and the recent research that confirm's Austin's dungeon cell is still intact. The...

October 6

Texas Archeology Month

Celebrate Texas Archeology Month every weekend in October by visiting one of the state's most distinguished and unique archeological sites. San Felipe de Austin was burned to the ground during the Runaway Scrape of 1836 as fleeing residents...

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  • San Felipe de Austin Museum Exterior