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


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

March 30

History at Night: The Astonishing True Story of the William B. Travis Diary

The Travis diary is a great resource to any and all historians of Texas Independence. But did you know it's had quite the remarkable journey to get to your bookshelf? Join us Thursday, March 30 at 6pm both in person AND online to learn all about...

April 1

Fire on the Brazos: The Fall of San Felipe de Austin

Join us on Saturday, April 1st, 2023 for an in-depth look at the events that led to the fall of the town of San Felipe de Austin in March of 1836.

As Santa Anna draws near, civilians of San Felipe de Austin left on the Runaway...

April 8

Second Saturdays with Steve: Printing Technology in San Felipe de Austin

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...

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