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.
TRADE DAYS – Highway 290 East across from Wildseed
Over 300 venders 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.
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.
LUCKENBACH TEXAS – 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.
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.
ROCK BOX - 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.
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.
WILDSEED FARM - 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.
VINEYARDS – 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
FREDERICKSBURG WINERY – 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.
BLANCO STATE PARK – 830-833-4333
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
– Near Boerne
One of the most beautiful in Texas. 830-537-4212
TEXAS – Hwy. 87 N. and I-10
Great antique shopping in the Historic District.
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
The 637 acre park provides picnic areas and nature trails. 512-756-6976
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.
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.
Water world for the whole family. 830-625-2351