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"
979-885-2181
san-felipe@thc.texas.gov

 

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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.

The new state-of-the-art museum and visitor center (opened in April 2018) is getting rave reviews from visitors. The current temporary gallery exhibit (through Labor Day) is “El Mar de Lodo/The Sea of Mud” – the story of the Mexican army retreat after the Battle of San Jacinto.

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  • San Felipe de Austin Museum Exterior