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

November 17

Pen and Sword

Site Manager, Bryan McAuley, will present a program about the Consultation meeting which happened in San Felipe while the Texans were laying siege to Bexar in the fall of 1835.


November 21

History at Night - Early History of the Texas Rangers in Austin's Colony

Dr. Jody Edward Ginn, Executive Director of the Texas Rangers Heritge Center in Fredericksburg is the guest speaker for our December evening in our History at Night series.

Dr. Ginn will speak about the Texas Rangers, and how their origin...

November 23

Hands-on-History-Artifact Reconstructions

Explore one of the activities that archeologists typically do after an excavation in the lab.

Do you think you can put back together ceramics after they have been shattered?

This program is free with admission and fun for all ages...

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  • San Felipe de Austin Museum Exterior