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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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Free
San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Archeology Month

Archeology Awareness month in October We invite you to come and participate in our October Archeology program! Come and immerse yourself in Texas history! Introduce the entire family to Archeology and the history of San Felipe de Austin with an archeology tour. Celebrate Texas Archeology Month every weekend in October by visiting one of the state's most distinguished and unique archeological sites. San Felipe de Austin was burned to the ground during the Runaway Scrape of 1836 as fleeing residents…

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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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Free

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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