San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

SFA statue. San Filipe de Austin exterior Visitors using interactive wall Visitors viewing Sea of Mud exhibit

220 2nd St.
San Felipe, TX 77473
GPS: N29° 48' 20" W96° 5' 50"


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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 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

April 23

History at Night - Dr. Bruce Winders presents, William B. Travis.

Dr. Bruce Winders, former Curator of History, the Alamo, speaks to the fascinating life of Alamo Defender, William B. Travis. Bring a Friend and come out for this special evening event.


May 1

Texas Archeology Society - "Archeology 101 Academy"


Texas Archeological Society - "Archeology 101 Academy" avocational training will be held from May 1st to the 3rd. If you are interested in learning more about archeological techniques and about the Texas Archeological Society, visit: ...

May 14

On the Road with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas!

Site Manager, Bryan McAuley is traveling to join the Daughters of the Republic of Texas at their state convention in Spring, TX. Bryan is the keynote speaker on May 14th at the opening ceremonies. 

His program is entitled, Stephen F....

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  • San Felipe de Austin Museum Exterior