San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Events

February 2023

February 4

Join us on Saturday, February 4th for a family-friendly, living history demonstration!

In 1827, Austin's militia was sent to the Nacogdoches area to quell a small rebellion against the Mexican government. At the time, most Texians still had loyalty to Mexico and the rebellion was seen as an unpopular defiance. Staff and volunteers in period clothing will perform military demonstrations...

February 11

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 served as a de facto capital of Texas for Anglo settlement while a part of Mexico. As the war with Mexico progressed, political power transferred to...

February 19

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 adventure for beginners and experts alike! Families are also welcome and there will be a family craft for all ages to participate in.


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February 23

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 leading up to the Texas Revolution with speaker and site volunteer Frank Michel. This event is part of our History at Night series and is free of charge...

March 2023

March 11

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 covering the story of the end of San Felipe de Austin. In March, 1836, the Runaway Scrape forced families out of the area towards America hoping to escape the approaching Mexican army. As a defensive tactic, the militia burned the town of San...

April 2023

April 8

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 covering the technology and techniques used by those in the printing office at San Felipe de Austin. San Felipe de Austin hosted a couple of different newspapers that operated over a few different years, while also printing documents needed by...