Visit Fredericksburg, Texas

Tours

Fredericksburg, founded by German settlers in 1846, is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Popular group tour activities include museums, historic district tours, a wildflower farm, vineyards and wineries, peach orchards, brew pub, living history farmstead, art galleries, live music, a lavender farm, scenic drives, golf and more. Specific attractions include: the National Museum of the Pacific War, Lyndon B. Johnson State and National Historical Park, the Pioneer Museum Complex, Wildseed Farms, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Luckenbach, Rockbox Theater, Quintessential Chocolates, and other unique sites. Fredericksburg has over 1,000 hotel/motel rooms, over 350 bed & breakfasts and guesthouses, over 70 restaurants and bakeries and over 150 shops.

Fredericksburg’s central location in Texas and the Hill Country make it an ideal location to base a hub and spoke tour of the area. Just an hour’s drive north of San Antonio and an hour and fifteen minutes west of Austin, Fredericksburg is an ideal location to explore the Hill Country while staying in a charming small-town atmosphere.

Group Tour Attractions:

Chocolat / Quintessential Chocolats

Specializing in the centuries old art form of casting “Liqueur Praliné” or the European style Liquid Center Chocolates. One of the only US Manufacturer of this specialty confection.

Das Peach Haus / Fischer & Wieser

Sample every delicious Fischer & Wieser product in the store including The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce®. Enjoy our outdoor deck with a glass of wine.

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Huge, pink granite exfoliation dome that rises 425 feet above ground, 1825 feet above sea level, and covers 640 acres. It is one of the largest batholiths in the United States.

Fort Martin Scott Historic Site

Take a self-guided walk at the site of a pre-Civil War (1848) military outpost to learn about one of the first frontier Army forts in Texas. Open daily. No admission charge.

Fredericksburg Brewing Company

Oldest brewpub in Texas, and proclaimed by numerous publications, as the “Best in Texas”, our reputation is confirmed by award winning brews in the U.S. and International Competitions.

Fredericksburg Historic District / Cemeteries / Churches

Over 80 points of historic interest and significance are in the district. A free self-guided walking map of the district is available at the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center. Historic Cemeteries: Fredericksburg has two historic cemeteries located at the east and west ends of town. Der Stadt Friedhof, located at the 300 block of N. Lee Street and the Catholic Cemetery, located on Catholic Cemetery Road–both known for their striking granite markers and headstones, many in German. Historic Churches: Fredericksburg has been called “The City of Steeples” due to the steeples of the historic churches which rise above the town. Many of these churches are located in the historic district.

Fredericksburg Nature Center

Beautiful hiking trails and wheelchair-accessible trail meander through diverse habitats waiting to be discovered plus benches placed conveniently for rest, reflection, and observation.

Fredericksburg Theater Company

“If you are looking for great entertainment-fresh, unexpected and outstanding – Off Broadway Excellence, we’ve earned our reputation for the Loudest Applause in the Texas Hill Country.”

Fredericksburg Trade Days

“Experience the excitement at Sunday Farms with antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, and so much more.” Weekend 3rd Saturday every month; Saturday 9-6 and Sunday 9-4.

Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center

Open 361 days a year, this helpful center offers information on Fredericksburg, the Hill Country, large restrooms and a therater where your group enjoy a Welcome to Fredericksburg Video.

Gillespie County Country Schools

Learn historic information about the schools customs, closings, early transportation, school lunches and discipline, outhouses, wells, and teacher salaries and architectural styles.

Guided Art Tour, Sherryl Brown

View a lifetime of magnificent artwork created by this husband and wife team, Johann Eyfells’ bold, organic sculpture and Kristin Eyfells’ oversized, geometric paintings.

Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course

The tree-lined fairways are home to the most beautiful oak trees on this 18-hole, par-72, 6,432-yard championship golf course nestled in the serene beauty of the Texas Hill Country.

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park

Open to the public at no charge during normal park hours; fishing, a baseball and softball field, practice/multi-use field and regulation basketball court can add to your visit.

Luckenbach, Texas

Made famous by Willie, Waylon and “the boys” – “Where Everybody is Somebody” – historic dancehall, general store and bar – enjoy Texas musicians and BBQ under the 100 year-old oaks.

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park – Johnson City District

Hear the story of our 36th President beginning with his ancestors until his final resting place on his beloved LBJ Ranch; the most complete picture of an American President.

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park – Ranch District

Hear the story of our 36th President beginning with his ancestors until his final resting place on his beloved LBJ Ranch; the most complete picture of an American President.

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site

A historically significant park in the heart of former President LBJ’s country home, the ’Texas Whitehouse’, and influenced by three major cultures: Native Americans, Spanish and German.

Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site

Tour a living history farm that presents life as it was in 1918; interpreters wear period clothing, do the farm and household chores as they were done, like taking a step back in time.

National Museum of the Pacific War

Dedicated to preserve and interpret the understanding and education of current and future generations of the historical significance and facts of World War II in the Pacific Theater.

Old Tunnel State Park (Bat Tunnel)

Learn the life history and ecology as you watch up to 3 million Brazilian free-tailed bats emerge from an abandoned railroad tunnel; the smallest Wildlife Management Area in Texas.

Pioneer Museum

Explore 3 acres of historic structures, authentic objects, photographs and the uniqueness of a community created by early German settlers for future generations.

Rockbox Theater

Experience the only professionally cast live music, guaranteed family-friendly, golden era – rock n roll show in the Hill Country; new performance each weekend.

The Race Barn (horseracing / simulcast betting)

Simulcast Horse and Dog Racing from across the country; watch and wager on top racing circuits from New York, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Texas and California.

Vereins Kirche Museum

Visit the first public building in the Fredericksburg that served as town hall, school, fort, and a church for all denominations; a much-loved symbol of our German heritage.

Wildseed Farms

Visit the largest working wildflower farm in the US with 200 cultivated acres at its Hill Country headquarters just seven miles east of Fredericksburg.

Wine Trail – Wine Road 290 Fredericksburg

An association of nine Texas wineries along US Highway 290 on either side of Fredericksburg, Texas!

Step-On Guides

A.J. “Buddy” Mayo (830) 992-1808, afredericksburgstep@yahoo.com
Bob Weidmann (830) 990-8849
Cathy Seddon (830) 992-3114, cathytexeyes@gmail.com