Fredericksburg, Texas in the heart of the Texas hill country is abundant in attractions not only in the city itself, but in the surrounding texas hill country. Fredericksburg, was founded in 1846, by German settlers and its charm and heritage endure to this day. Fredericksburg, with all of it’s shops, museums, galleries and fine restaurants brings tourists from all fifty states and many foreign countries. Austin Texas and San Antonio Texas, each just a little over an hour away, with all of their attractions, also make great day trips during your stay. The hill country around Fredericksburg Texas, with its splendid scenery, rivers, lakes, wineries, scenic drives, and state parks will also delight any traveler.
Bat Tunnel State Natural Area
Old San Antonio Road, 101⁄2 miles south of U.S. 290 East. One of the largest concentration of bats in Texas may be seen in flight at dusk. 830-883-4333
Enchanted Rock State Park
RR 965 (18 miles north of town). The rock is the second largest granite formation in North America. It provides great family hiking and picnicking with glorious views. 915-247-3903.
Fishing opportunities are available in Hill Country State Park and at area lakes. The closest place for kids to drop a line in the water is Lady Bird Johnson Park (Highway 16 south). Day fishing is available at Shadow Valley Ranch 830-685-3314. Hill Country Outfitters will plan fly fishing expeditions for groups 830-997-3761.
Fort Martin Scott Historic Site
106 E. Main – Visit the pre-Civil War (1846) military outpost to learn about one of the first frontier Army forts in Texas.
Fredericksburg Trade Days
Highway 290 East across from Wildseed Farms
Over 300 vendors offering antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, primitives, furniture, jewelry and much more.
The Hill Country region of Texas offers numerous State Parks for hiking plus rock climbing at Enchanted Rock State Park.
Historic District Horse Drawn Carriage Tour
Carriage Cab 830-685-3454 – Stardust Carriage Cab Service 830-992-0700.
LBJ State and National Parks
LBJ Ranch Area-Hwy. 290 East, 16 miles. The 700 acre State Park includes the Sauer Beckmann Living History Farmstead, hiking, picnic and rest areas, along with swimming and tennis. LBJ ranch bus tour provided by the National Park Service.
Lady Bird Johnson Park
Hwy. 16 S., 3 miles from town. Facilities include wooded picnic and recreational area, beautiful 18 hole golf course, swimming pool, and tennis courts (golf course). 1-800-950-8147.
RR 1376 South, 4 miles Established as a trading post in 1849.
The tiny hill country hamlet consist of a general store/souvenir shop, dance hall, bar, and post office and has been made famous by such country music greats as Willie Nelson and Jerry Jeff Walker.
National Historic District
Listed in the national Register of Historic Places, the district has over 80 points if historic interest and significance. See many of Fredericksburg’s famous structures and the pride taken in both homes and businesses by local residents.
National Museum of the Pacific War
304 East Main St.
The Steamboat Hotel, contains the Admiral Nimitz Museum with three floors of Pacific War items. The museum also features the George Bush Gallery of the Pacific War, The Plaza of the Presidents, Japanese Garden of Peace, Memorial Walk, and the Pacific Combat Zone.
Pioneer Village Complex
309 W. Main
1849 pioneer home and general store, smokehouse, blacksmith shop, Volunteer Fire Department Museum, and schoolhouse. 830-997-2835.
109 LLANO STREET
Your favorite songs from the Golden Years of Rock n’ Roll. Live performances on stage-enjoyed by young and old alike. A must See! Reserved seating 866-349-6688.
Vereins Kirche Museum
Center of Markoplatz 100 W. Main
This unique building is a well-known landmark of the city of Fredericksburg in the heart of town. Learn about the original “Society’s Church” and it’s interesting history.
Willow City Loop
A 13 mile scenic drive of panoramic vistas with hill country wildlife and wildflowers. Go 13 miles north of town on Hwy. l6 north. Right on FM 1323. Go 2 miles to Willow City, turn left for loop.
6 MILES EAST ON US HIGHWAY 290
The largest working wildflower farm in the U.S. Seeds, gifts, Texas wines & foods-Self guided tour of wildflowers in the bloom. 800-848-0078.
Hwy. 290 E., 11 miles
Vineyard has 36 acres of French Vinifera grapes and Winery features the largest underground wine cellar in Texas. 830-644-2681.
Bell Mountain Vineyards
Hwy 161 N., (14 miles from town)
Designated by the federal government as Texas first wine growing appellation in 1986. Located on the slopes of Bell Mountain. 830-685-3297
247 W. main St.
The Fredericksburg Winery is owned and operated by the Switzer family who have been in the Texas wine industry since 1978. 830-990-8747.
Grape Creek Vineyards
Hwy. 290 E., 9 miles
The Vineyard and Winery is located on the banks of Grape Creek and produces the quality Vinifera grapes. 830-644-2710.
Texas Hill Country Wine Tours
Enjoy a winery in the luxurious limo coach as you visit some of the best known estate wineries and small boutique wineries in the Texas Hill Country. 877-839-9463.
Attractions Less Than An Hour From Fredericksburg
Blanco State Park
On the southside of Blanco, at the Blanco River bridge. Features picnicking, swimming, fishing, hiking and store.
Exit 543 I-10 Boerne
The main chamber features a devastatingly beautiful waterfall that plunges 90 feet. 830-8080.
Cave Without a Name
One of the most beautiful in Texas. 830-537-4212
Hwy. 87 N. and I-10
Great antique shopping in the Historic District.
Johnson City Area
Hwy 290 East, 25 miles.
The National Park Service features a guided tour of the boyhood home of President Johnson. The Johnson Settlement features self-guided walks with living history demonstrations. 830-868-7128
Longhorn Cavern State Park Near Burnet
This 11-mile natural wonder took an estimated one million years to develop.
The 637 acre park provides picnic areas and nature trails. 512-756-6976
Pedernales Falls State Park
8 miles east of Johnson City on RR 2766. This six mile section of the river features a stair step series of falls, some reaching 50 feet. Over 5,000 acres of swimming, nature trails, and scenic overlooks. 830-868-7304.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
South on RR 1376, I-10 Exit 555
Rides, shows, water area. Fun for the whole family. 1-800-473-4378.
Schlitterbahn – New Braunfels
Water world for the whole family. 830-625-2351