Located in Brazoria County's historic 1897 courthouse the museum has an extensive Austin Colony exhibit. It give patrons a definitive interpretation of the events leading from the earliest inhabitants to the Anglo-American immigration into Spanish Texas, and through the Texas Revolution and Independence from Mexico. The Brazoria County Historical Museum includes exhibits about Brazoria’s role during the Revolutionary period. Learn about the enslaved people who worked the cotton and sugarcane fields, and made plantation owners some of the wealthiest people in Texas.
Nearby in the Stephen F. Austin-Munson Historical County Park, don’t miss the statue of Stephen F. Austin, the most famous resident of Brazoria County and the “Father of Texas.”
Watch our Archaeology at San Felipe de Austin video to learn more about the history of Texas Independence. This video was produced for inclusion in our Texas: Forged of Revolution mobile tour found in our Texas Time Travel Tours mobile app. Download the app for more videos and travel information:
Brazoria County Historical Museum
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m..