Fort Bend Museum

Independence Trail Region
410 South 5th Street Richmond, TX 77406 (281) 342-6478

The Fort Bend County Museum features items that document the settlement, agriculture, community development, and local government of the region. This collection explores the early 1800s colony of Stephen F. Austin – the empresario who started the first large-scale introduction of Anglo-Americans into Mexican Tejas from the southern United States.

By the end of 1824, most of Austin’s first group of settlers – now known as the “Old 300” – were in Texas. It was this contingent and the thousands of other self-styled “Texians” who came after them whose resistance to Mexico’s centralist government catalyzed the movement that would, in time, become the Texas Revolution.

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:

Fort Bend Museum

410 South 5th Street Richmond, TX 77406