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Father of Texas Celebration – San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

November 13 @ 8:00 am - November 14 @ 5:00 pm


Father of Texas Celebration
and Opening of the Villa de Austin
at The San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site
228th Anniversary of Stephen F. Austin’s Birth!

Saturday, November 13 & Sunday, November 14, 2021

(usually the Second Saturday of the Month)

Join us for a late celebration of Stephen F. Austin’s birthday 
and the opening of our new outdoor exhibit the Villa de Austin.

Sat 9am–5pm
Sun 9am–3pm
FREE ADMISSION for everyone.

This event will feature living historians, archeology, and demonstrations of life and activities that occurred in the San Felipe de Austin almost 200 years ago.

Get a glimpse of life in San Felipe de Austin including what residents ate and how it was prepared with the new bake oven and kitchen buildings in the Villa de Austin.

The Town of San Felipe, its citizens, and the members of the Friends of San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site have been celebrating the birthday of Stephen F. Austin for over 90 years – through the Great Depression, and World War II, and on through the present year.

Enjoy presentations and stories that highlight the road we’ve travelled so far, and lays a trail for where we plan to go in the future.

This will be a special history event to commemorate the stories of Stephen F. Austin and his settlers. The event will offer themed programming related to historical events that occurred around Austin’s birthday in the years 1821-1836.

As the headquarters of Stephen F. Austin’s Colony in Mexican Texas, the historic town of San Felipe de Austin played a pivotal role in the arrival of American settlers and the ultimate story of independence. Serving as a political, economic and social crossroads in early Texas, San Felipe de Austin and its residents have deep connections to the events that took place at all of the prominent Texas Revolution sites including the Alamo.




Hosted by San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site 
and Texas Historical Commission

And if you’re looking for a perfect gift this holiday season our Gift Shop is packed with incredible items for both the young and vintage alike.

And if you can’t get by the Museum Store in person, you can browse and purchase a very small example of some of the items we carry on our Online Museuem Store


Friends of the San Felipe de Austin SHS


San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site
220 2nd St., San Felipe,Texas 77473
(48 miles west of Houston, I-10 exit 723)


For more information contact Bryan McAuley at 979-885-2181


November 13 @ 8:00 am
November 14 @ 5:00 pm
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San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site
220 2nd Street
San Felipe, TX 77473 United States
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