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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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April 2021

Timber Framing Workshop – San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

April 16 @ 8:00 am - April 18 @ 5:00 pm
San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, 220 2nd Street
San Felipe, TX 77473 United States
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Timber Framing Workshop San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Friday thru Sunday, April 16-18, 2021 9am–5pm Instructor: Martin St-Jacques, Southwest Log & Timber Works Continuing a project from a workshop in late 2019, volunteer craftsmen will finish building a pitsaw frame for the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site. Participation is free but limited 12 in number per day. Participants are invited for one, two or all three days. This is an intermediate-level workshop, and those with skills…

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Flags of the Texas Revolution – San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, 220 2nd Street
San Felipe, TX 77473 United States
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Flags of the Texas Revolution San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Thursday, April 22, 2021 7pm–8:30pm We are tremendously excited that Cait Johnson, Lead Educator at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, will be speaking with us on Flags of the Texas Revolution as part of our ongoing History at Night series. Cait is going to include updated research and information. Join Cait, and our own educator, Eleanor, for an hour-long chat about six of the most important flags…

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November 2021

Father of Texas Day 2021 – San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

November 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, 220 2nd Street
San Felipe, TX 77473 United States
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Father of Texas Day 2021 228th Anniversary of Stephen F. Austin’s Birth! Saturday, November 13, 2021 
(usually the Second Saturday of the Month) 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. Join us and enjoy presentations and stories that…

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