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Austin Town, a Great History Experience!

Post Date:10/04/2018 2:24 PM

For over twenty years, the Brazoria County Historical Museum has hosted Austin Town, an 1832 Texas History experience. Residents and students over the past two decades have witnessed first-hand settling in the harsh, undeveloped land of newly settled Tejas. 

Started in 1997, Austin Town has transformed from a roaming tent city to finding a permanent home on FM 521 with townspeople settling in log cabins. Since the beginning, Austin Town has been dedicated to educating students in Brazoria County and surrounding areas by bringing Texas history to life. Approximately 20,000 students have had the opportunity, over the years, of visiting Austin Town, all thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who have donated their time to make Austin Town possible. Again, this year students from Brazoria and surrounding counties will once again tour Austin Town free of charge thanks to the sponsorship of Phillips 66.  

Come celebrate Austin Town by visiting on Saturday, November 3rd when the site is open to the public. Meet historical characters in Jane Long's Tavern, sample traditional food served in a Mexican jacal, and witness the work of blacksmiths shaping metal.

Austin Town is open to the public on Saturday, November 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Austin Town Park is located at the intersection of State Highway 288 and Business 288, just north of Angleton at 22851 FM 521. Admission prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12 and senior citizens over 65. For more information, please contact the Brazoria County Historical Museum at 979-864-1208 or visit www.bchm.org.

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