SAN FELIPE — The Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site will re-open for visitors May 1, 2020, offering its regular business hours until further notice.

Access to the museum and visitor center will be restricted to 30 visitors per hour, in groups of no more than five people at a time. The retail shop will remain closed and site programming will remain suspended until further notice. The site’s interactive displays will be not be available until further notice.

“The safety of our visitors and staff is extremely important to us, and so is our passion for Texas history,” said Mark Wolfe, Executive Director of the THC. We are pleased to re-open our sites that tell our state’s story and restore as many amenities and attractions as the current situation safely allows.

Visitors to the site are asked to:

  • Limit group visits to no more than 5-person groups who share the same household.
  • Maintain strict social distance (6’) from anyone at the site who is not part of your household.
  • Consider wearing face coverings, which are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit the spread of COVID-19.

For more information pertaining to site specific guidelines, visit www.visitsanfelipedeaustin.com.

Texas State Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst speaks to a crowd during the ribbon cutting of the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, April 27, 2018. (CNR photo by Creighton Holub)
Texas State Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst speaks to a crowd during the ribbon cutting of the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, April 27, 2018. (CNR photo by Creighton Holub)

Follow the Department of State Health Services guidelines to keep fellow Texans healthy and safe (www.dshs.tx.us/coronavirus) and refer to the THC Public Health page (www.thc.texas.gov/publichealth) to review all current sites guidelines and updates.

(photo courtesy San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site)

The Texas Historical Commission preserves and operates 31 historic sites across the Lone Star State. From American Indian sites to frontier forts to common and elegant homes and the leaders and statesmen who lived in them, these sites enrich peoples’ lives through history.

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