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

December 14

Scavenger Hunts at the Museum!

Gingerbread Men Scavenger Hunts! 

The Gingerbread Men are back!

Can you locate them throughout the museum and answer their questions about San Felipe?

Think you're familiar with our exhibits? See the museum in a different...

December 15

Hands on History - Weaving!

Early settlers in Texas often had to make their own cloth, which they then had to make into clothing.

Drop by to learn a little more about the process, and try your hand at weaving! Then, check out our dress up clothes in our cabin....

December 19

History at Night - Stephen Harrigan - Author Visit!

We are extremely excited to be able to host author and Texas man-of-letters, Stephen Harrigan (Texas Monthly magazine, Gates of the Alamo, A Friend of Mr. Lincoln) as he tours to support his new volume on Texas history titled Big Wonderful Thing...

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  • San Felipe de Austin Museum Exterior