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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 2021

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

October 1 @ 9:00 am - October 30 @ 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 participate in our October Archeology program and immerse yourself in Texas history! 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 dwelling sites of prehistoric hunters and gatherers to historic shipwrecks and military sites; the significance of archeological sites; the importance…

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November 2021

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

November 13 @ 8:00 am - November 14 @ 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 Celebrationand Opening of the Villa de Austinat The San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site228th 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–5pmSun 9am–3pmFREE ADMISSION for everyone. This event will feature living historians, archeology, and demonstrations of life and activities…

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