Activities & Attractions

Fredericksburg , Texas offers visitors a large variety of attractions and points of interest in Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country.

Nimitz Museum FredericksburgAdmiral Nimitz Museum and Historical Center:
340 E. Main Street, Fredericksburg.  Dedicated to military veterans who served in the Pacific War, featuring The George Bush Gallery of the Pacific War, the Plaza of the Presidents, and the History Walk of the Pacific War.  (830) 997-4379

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area:
Located on Ranch Road 965N 16 scenic miles from Fredericksburg, Enchanted Rock is a must see for any visitor to the area.  This 1,643-acre park is the second largest granite outcrop in the US and is the hard core around which the land mass of Texas formed.  Photographers, birders, hikers, rock climbers and picnickers will not be disappointed.  Arrive early or call ahead.  This is a very popular landmark and when the parking lot fills up the park closes until later in the afternoon.  (915) 247-3903

Fort Martin Scott Historic Site:
Located at 1606 E. Main, Fredericksburg, Texas  The first military outpost on the Texas frontier.
(830) 997-9895

Gish’s Old West Museum:
Located at 502 N. Milam  See a remarkable personal collection of many Old West mementos and collectables. Call for appointment. (830) 997-2794

Historic District of Fredericksburg:
Take a self-guided tour of historic Fredericksburg to 80 places of interest. The free walking tour map is available Visitor Center, located at 106 N. Adams Street.

K & K Historic Tours of Fredericksburg:
Walking tours through Fredericksburg’s Historic District.  Guides, slide presentations and talks that are perfect as a welcome and orientation—great for tour groups, small and large.
(830) 990-0155

LBJ State and National Historical Parks:
Hwy. 290 East, 16 miles. The LBJ park complex encompasses 700 acres and has a visitor center, historic areas, tours, exhibits, and hiking trails.  LBJ Ranch Bus Tour: Provided by National Park Service.  Tour takes you to the Summer White House, Lyndon Baines Johnson birthplace, cemetery, and ranch. The departs from visitor center at park and takes about one and one half hours. For information and group reservations call  (830) 868-7128 ext. 266

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park:
Located on Texas Hwy. 16 South, 3 miles from Fredericksburg, this 340 acre park offers pavilions, playgrounds, tennis courts, a pool, and fishing in a wooded picnic area. (830) 997-4202

Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course:
Located on 3 miles from Fredericksburg on Texas Hwy. 16 South, it features an excellent 18 hole championship golf course open seven days a week.  (800) 950-8147

Luckenbach, Texas:
Located at RR 1376, 8 miles Southeast of Fredericksburg.  This tour you do all on your own as you explore the old general store, dance hall, post office and bar. Established in 1849 as a trading post, Luckenbach is legendary as a gathering place for folks looking for a laid-back good time. (830) 997-3224

Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area (Bat Tunnel):
Located on the Old San Antonio Hwy 12 miles from Fredericksburg.  The area is open nightly June through October. Watch Mexican free-tail bats fill the sky on their nightly hunts. Free admission to Old Tunnel upper viewing deck. Reservation and fee required for special group tour to lower deck. (830) 644-2252

Pioneer Garden:
Located at Marktplatz Square behind Vereins Kirche.  Dedicated to the founders of Fredericksburg and also to other notable people in Gillespie County history.  Several statues are found among the beautiful winding paths.

Pioneer Museum Complex:
Located at 309 W. Main Street, the museum contains superb examples of early German pioneer artifacts. Open to the public seven days a week. Special tours of historic homes and sites owned by the Gillespie County Historical Society are available but must be arranged on advance.  (830) 997-2835

Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm:
Located at LBJ State Park, this is a living history farmstead of the pioneers. See how the pioneers of over a century ago lived and learn about the traditions surrounding seasonal activities from sausage making, sheep shearing, canning, and more.  (830) 644-2455

Vereins Kirche Museum:
Located in the center of Marktplatz, Main Street.  This unique structure is one of Fredericksburg’s best known landmarks and is in the heart of town.  Vereinnss Kirche (German for “Society Church”) is commonly called the Coffee Mill Church due to its unique structure. Information of the history of the “Society’s Church” is entertaining and educational.

Wildseed Farms, Ltd.:
Located at Hwy. 290 East, 7 miles East of Fredericksburg, this is one of the nation’s largest wildflower farms. Open daily. Self guided tours of the flowers available.
(830) 990-1393

Vineyards and Wineries

The Texas Hill Country offers a near ideal environment for growing grapes to make wine. As a result, a number of vineyards and wineries now operate within easy driving distance of Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country.

A number of these vineyards and wineries have won awards for their products. Many have tasting rooms, tours and gift shops.

Becker Vineyards

Bell Mountain Vineyards

Fredericksburg Winery

Grape Creek Vineyard