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 Texas’ early pioneers 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
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 and...
By Shelley Wong, San Felipe de Austin Visitor Services Manager
In 2007, Shelly Zaruba, then a 7th grade Texas history teacher at Sealy Junior High School, came up with an idea that has literally materialized into a unique storytelling opportunity. Shelly was looking for a special hands-on project that her students could manage in a limited amount of time. She wanted to provide students...