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San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This very small museum is brand new with many parts still developing. There is a replica cabin with... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Cat Spring, Texas
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Great Museum uncovering lost history

The historic site has a new museum that opened in 2018. The museum explains the role of San Feilipe... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
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In 1823, Stephen F. Austin established San Felipe de Austin as the capital for his colonization efforts. From 1824 to 1836, this was the social, economic, and political center of the Anglo colonies in Texas. It served as the capital of the...more
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15945 Fm 1458, Across the street from the old Josey Store building and obelisk, San Felipe, TX 77473
+1 979-885-2181
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

The historic site has a new museum that opened in 2018. The museum explains the role of San Feilipe in Texas history - how the townspeople burnt down their own homes in order to stop the advance of the Mexican Army. The museum uses a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dagsmith
Reviewed 24 October 2018

This was an outstanding visit in to our great Texas history. This site was the location of the original colony settled under the land grant to Stephen F. Austin. During the siege of Santa Anna, the colony was burned to prevent the approaching army from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dona421
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

I grew up in Texas and have visited San Felipe many times through the years, but it is looking better than ever now and offers heritage tourists so much more. That is due in large part to the new state-of-the-art museum operated by the Texas...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Woodville
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I really wanted to see the historic site so I checked out the website and headed to San Felipe with my camera. The park portion is free and is an actual Texas park listed on the State park website. The museum is $10 for adults...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank pnkgirl27
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Few people know about this wonderful new museum that tells the story of Texas First town, its people, the failed attempt to form a new state under Mexico, the fight for freedom, the residents burning their town and their belongings and the forming of a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This very small museum is brand new with many parts still developing. There is a replica cabin with some period clothes for young children to try on. There is a lot of reading which is made interesting for the teenagers by the interactive displays used...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Gordon1123
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

My teenage son & I enjoyed the museum! Very nice & new yet filled with so much interesting history. Awesome day trip!

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank CoachBHH
Reviewed 7 May 2018

The new museum is INCREDIBLE!!! Very interactive. Highly recommend! Not at all boring. A little bit of everything to do!

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Margie B
Reviewed 7 May 2018

The much anticipated new Museum San Felipe de Austin Historic Site is now open!!! It is a beautiful building with 2 films, exhibits, murals, timelines, and a lot of interactive walls. Allow about 1 hour to see and read everything inside. And, you may also...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank capitollover
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I consider myself a Texas history buff. Visiting was quite a disappointment. Not much here. It is a shame the state hasn't made this more of an attraction. There is a museum coming in a year or two. Worth the 20 minutes and that's about...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank jengland46
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