San Felipe: San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

San Felipe: San Felipe De Austin State Historic Site

  • <p>Large modern building with wide walkway and a statue of two adults and two children running</p>
  • <p>Stephen F. Austin, 1833 (UTSA Special Collections Library)</p> <p>Portrait of Stephen F. Austin</p>
  • <p>Louise Ernst Stöhr, ca. 1880 (UTSA Special Collections Library)</p> <p>Portrait of Louise Ernst Stohr</p>
  • <p>Exhibits inside the museum.</p> <p>Log cabin recreated inside a museum next to other exhibits</p>
  • <p>A replica log cabin used for programs at the site.</p> <p>Two people standing in front of a log cabin</p>
  • <p>Statue Stephen F. Austin commissioned for the 1936 Texas Centennial.</p> <p>Tall granite monument with statue of Stephen F. Austin seated on top</p>
  • <p>Statue of Stephen F. Austin during installation, ca. 1938</p> <p>Two adults in front of a statue and a young girl seated on the statue with winches on tripods behind them </p>
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At the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, you’ll walk in the footsteps of colonists – including many Germans – who settled in San Felipe, the de facto capital of Stephen F. Austin’s colony in Mexico. The site preserves the location where Austin started his colony in 1823, distributed land grants to colonists, and where the provisional government for the Republic of Texas was located.

The museum contains artifacts obtained through archeological research of the site, along with interactive and multimedia exhibits that help visitors learn more about the town's history.

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

  • Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults: $10, Seniors/Veterans: $8, Child 5-14: $5. See website for additional pricing.
  • 15945 FM 1458, San Felipe, TX, TX
  • 979-885-2181
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  • National Register of Historic Places, a Texas Historical Commission property