Visit Fredericksburg, Texas

Attractions & Activities

Historic Sites & Museums

Take a step back in time at one of our museums and historic sites. You can see how early Fredericksburg settlers lived, Old West cowboys worked, how our heroic men and women of the Pacific War fought for our country and where our 36th President lived. Most of the museums hold events appropriate for the whole family throughout the year.


When it comes to shopping in the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg has got it all. That’s why so many people come from all around to peruse our 150+ boutiques, shops and art galleries. Far from knick-knacks and doilies, Fredericksburg shopping offers chic modern home décor, an assortment of stylish men’s and women’s fashion, antiques, wine, inspiring art galleries and so much more.


One visit to Fredericksburg and you’ll see why we have so many lodging accommodations. There’s just too much to do in a day. Check out our list of “must-do” attractions in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County. Come to think of it, “boredom” probably doesn’t even translate to German.

Parks & Outdoors

It’s no wonder people flock to the Texas Hill Country. The rolling hills, colorful wildflowers and winding country roads are enough to make anyone what to commune with nature. If the outdoors is your cup of tea, you’ll find it hard to fit all this is in one trip.


Just below the warm patina of Fredericksburg’s rustic Hill Country charm, you’ll find an equally inviting and eclectic arts community—including national and international artists who make Fredericksburg their home. Over 20 galleries and studios offer breathtaking oils, watercolors, sculpture and mixed media.


Don't let our size fool you. Tucked behind Fredericksburg's charming Main Street and beautiful live oak trees are surprising golf challenges that turn one-time Texas visitors into loyal followers.

For Kids

If you’re visiting Fredericksburg, Texas with little children in tow, we’ve got them covered, too. Many of our parks and museums have special events the younger visitors in your family would enjoy so be sure and check calendars. Also, don’t forget Main Street shopping!

Major Events & Festivals

Did you know that Fredericksburg hosts festivals throughout the year? So odds are, when you’re here, there will be one for you to enjoy. Check out our annual festivals below and make your plans to visit Texas Hill Country.

Live Music

Fredericksburg is fast becoming a popular live music destination. We have numerous venues that book regional and national artists and host annual music events. We also are home to one of the most popular, family-friendly music shows in the State of Texas.


Spas are a great place to relax or jumpstart a healthy regimen. There are many spas in Fredericksburg where you can plan a fun girlfriend getaway. Or if you’re feeling romantic, reconnect with someone you love.


That’s right. Tucked away amidst our quaint German community is one of the most bustling wine industries in the country. With over 50 vineyards and wineries in Fredericksburg and the surrounding Hill Country we’re becoming the new hotbed for oenophiles.