Visit Fredericksburg, Texas

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For Kids

If you’re visiting with little ones in tow, we’ve got them covered. Many of our parks and museums have special events the younger visitors would enjoy so be sure and check calendars. Also, don’t forget Main Street shopping! We have an old-fashioned five and dime, toy stores, and plenty of ice cream, yogurt and other kid-friendly eateries. And to keep those little hands busy, the Fredericksburg area also has seasonal pick-your-own orchards and the popular Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site near Stonewall.

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The Preserve

The Preserve opens a door to life-enriching experiences, not only for the animals but for the community – for people who simply love and appreciate elephants and future conservationists. The Preserve provides intimate, meaningful experiences between people and animals that generate a level of caring that cannot be achieved any other way. The Preserve’s mission […]

Fredericksburg Skatepark

Fredericksburg Skatepark is home to a free outdoor concrete riding surface located at Old Fair Park. Hours are dawn to dusk.  

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Park camping, picnicking, 8.4 miles of hiking trails, nature trail, interpretive exhibits, rock climbing, watchable wildlife, store.

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

Visit a living history farmstead of the pioneers. See how the farm families of a century ago lived. Learn about seasonal activities such as sausage making, sheep shearing, canning, etc. See state parks section for more information on the LBJ State Historical Park.

Pick-Your-own Orchards (Seasonal)

Gillespie County produces 40% of all the peaches grown in the State of Texas. Roadside stands line many of the roads leading into Fredericksburg, with a major concentration along Highway 290 between Fredericksburg and Stonewall and along Highway 87 South.

Marktplatz Playground

A great place for young kids to burn off some energy. Playground has numerous climbing, balancing and swinging apparatus.

Old Tunnel State Park Bat Cave

An abandoned railroad tunnel that is home to millions of Mexican free-tailed bats every May through October.  Located 10.5 miles south of Highway 290 on the Old San Antonio Road.  The upper viewing deck is open nightly at no charge.

Pioneer Museum Complex

Experience the rich German heritage of Gillespie County. This 3.5-acre museum complex contains superb examples of early German structures and artifacts. Several times a year, the Pioneer Museum will hold events staffed by docents in period dress that are fun for the whole family including storytelling, rope making, soap making, sheep shearing and more. Prior arrangements required for special tours of other historic homes and sites owned by the Gillespie County Historical Society.