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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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December 2019

History at Night – Stephen Harrigan – Author Visit! – San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

December 19 @ 6:30 pm
San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, 220 2nd Street
San Felipe, TX 77473 United States
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History at Night Stephen Harrigan - Author Visit! Sunday, Dec 19, 2019 6:30pm San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Old 300 Learning Hall Visitor Center Museum Store Stephen Harrigan's Epic New History of Texas-Big Wonderful Thing We are extremely excited to be able to host author and Texas man-of-letters, Stephen Harrigan (Texas Monthly magazine, Gates of the Alamo, A Friend of Mr. Lincoln) as he tours to support his new volume on Texas history titled Big Wonderful Thing. If…

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