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.                    (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 1

History At Night: The First Texas Navy, 1835-1837

Join us Thursday, December 1st at 6:00pm here at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site for an informational presentation on the birth of the first navy of Texas.
Presented by Admiral Dallam Masterson, learn about the critical role the...

December 7

Villa de Austin Homeschool Day

Please join us for our first Homeschool Day at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site on Wednesday, December 7th!

Activities will be available for families to participate in throughout the day from 9am to 4pm. Homeschool families, co-...

December 10

Christmas at San Felipe de Austin: "A Constant Scene of Rejoicing"

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 our modern...

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