San Felipe: San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

At the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, you’ll walk in the footsteps of colonists – including many Germans – who settled in San Felipe, the de facto capital of Stephen F. Austin’s colony in Mexico. The site preserves the location where Austin started his colony in 1823, distributed land grants to colonists, and where the provisional government for the Republic of Texas was located.

The museum contains artifacts obtained through archeological research of the site, along with interactive and multimedia exhibits that help visitors learn more about the town's history.

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site  

  • Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults: $10, Seniors/Veterans: $8, Child 5-14: $5. See website for additional pricing.
  • 15945 FM 1458, San Felipe, TX, TX
  • 979-885-2181
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  • National Register of Historic Places, a Texas Historical Commission property