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


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

October 2

Texas Archeology Month: MARS Complex Artifact Processing

Come meet our Site Archeologist, Dr. Sarah, as she processes archeological finds from the clearance work she led in preparation for the construction of our new maintenance, archeology education, and retail center (MARS Complex). Sarah will...

October 8

Second Saturdays with Steve: Texas Archeology Month

Join us Saturday, October 8th at 10am at the Stephen F. Austin State Park Nature Center for a special focus on Texas Archeology Month. Join our site archeologist, Dr. Sarah, to learn about the importance of archeology to our site, Texas, and...

October 8

Texas Archeology Month: Archeology Mystery Box

Join us on Saturday, October 8th to take part in our Archegology Mystery Box activtiy! Using only the since of touch, guess the archeological artifacts inside the mysetery boxes. Then, learn all about what each of the artifacts are and why they...

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