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San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

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220 2nd Street
San Felipe, TX 77473 United States
http://www.VisitSanFelipeDeAustin.com

The county is named after Stephen F. Austin, who chose San Felipe as his home.The San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, The Colonial Capital of Texas, was right where Texas got it’s start. The site preserves a portion of the townsite of San Felipe de Austin that served as the colonial capital of Texas. Visitors can explore the life of Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas,” and his impact on the settlement and independence of Texas. On a picturesque bluff overlooking the Brazos River, the story of Austin and the pioneers that followed him to Texas is told through statues, monuments, historical markers, a replica cabin, the Josey Store, and exhibits in the new 10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art museum.
This new museum offers visitors a chance to see unique objects on display including a desk that once belonged to Stephen F. Austin, an 1830s cast iron printing press, and many artifacts recovered during archeological investigations at the site.

Grand Opening of the new museum is on April 27, 2018! Come Join us!

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October 2020

Archeology Awareness month in October at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

October 3 @ 9:00 am - October 25 @ 4:00 pm
San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, 220 2nd Street
San Felipe, TX 77473 United States
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San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Archeology Month

Archeology Awareness month in October THIS YEAR'S CELEBRATION IS GOING VIRTUAL! We invite you to participate in our October Archeology program and immerse yourself in Texas history! Introduce the entire family to Archeology and the history of San Felipe de Austin. Throughout the month, the THC and partner groups will share videos, webinars, demonstrations, discussions, downloadable activities, and more. Texas Archeology Month (TAM) is an opportunity for Texans to understand the depth and richness of our heritage, from the former…

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History at Night – San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, 220 2nd Street
San Felipe, TX 77473 United States
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History at Night Series back for Fall 2020! Documenting the Come and Take it Cannon with Dr. Gregg Dimmick Thursday, October 22, 2020 7pm It Happened in San Felipe: An Interview with Judge Ken Wise Thursday, November 19, 2020 7pm Wiliam B. Travis, Citizen of Texas with Dr. Bruce Winders, Former Curator of the Alamo Thursday, December 17, 2020 7pm Program formats to be announced for each program individually. San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site 220 2nd St., San…

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November 2020

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

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, 220 2nd Street
San Felipe, TX 77473 United States
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Saturday, November 14, 2020 (Second Saturday of the Month) 9am–5pm Free admission; Donations are accepted. The San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site presents a Birthday Celebration for Stephen F. Austin, “The Father of Texas”. Annual Father of Texas Celebration This will be a special history event hosted at the 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. The event…

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