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

December 16

Christmas at San Felipe de Austin

Join staff and volunteers at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site for Texas history and holiday crafts to celebrate the Christmas season!

Christmas was much different for settlers in Mexican Texas than what most of us experience in...

February 24

"Tying the Knot" The Fanthorps' 190th Anniversary at San Felipe de Austin

You are invited to the wedding of Rachel Virginia Kennard and Henry Fanthorp! Join us at San Felipe de Austin to commemorate the 190th anniversary of the Fanthorps' union . Hear the story of their early life, courtship, and marriage, and discover...

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