Fredericksburg TX Eclipse

safety info

To have a safe and enjoyable eclipse viewing experience, please follow all NASA viewing guidelines for eye safety, including...

  • It is never safe to look directly at the sun, even if the sun is partly obscured.
  • When watching an eclipse, you must wear safe solar viewing glasses (eclipse glasses) at all times.
  • To read all of NASA's eye safety guidelines, please click here

Sign up for Emergency Notifications

Gillespie County and the City of Fredericksburg have partnered with CivicReady to implement a mass notification system. CivicReady is an integrated technology for local government designed exclusively for the public. In the event of a local emergency Fredericksburg residents and guests will be able to receive urgent notifications, emergency instructions, warnings, and routine communications. Once signed up subscribers will be informed via email, text message, and voice alert. To stay in-the-know and help keep our community safe, you can sign up for alerts by texting 'FBGTX' or 'Gillespie' to 38276. You can also sign up to receive alerts by clicking here.

The eyes of Texas are...precious!

Protect your eyes at all times during the eclipse. Read more from Methodist Hospital Hill Country about appropriate eyewear and eye safety during an eclipse.

Where to get free glasses

The Visitor Information Center at 302 E. Austin St. will distribute a limited supply of safe solar viewing glasses (eclipse glasses) to locals and visitors for the total solar eclipse in April 2024. Glasses will be available starting March 18, 2024. 

Central Texas Electric Cooperative will distribute a limited supply of eclipse glasses to its members at CTEC headquarters at 386 Friendship Lane, the Llano Branch Office at 1410 Hwy. 29 E., the Kingsland Branch Office at 706 Cottonwood St., and the Mason Branch Office at 1881 Hwy. 29 E


Know Where to Go

Please be aware of where you plan to watch the eclipse. Most land in Texas is privately owned and not accessible to the public. If you see a fence, don't hop it. Please obey "no trespassing" signs. For everyone's safety and an enjoyable experience, plan ahead and be aware of where you are.

Landowners are encouraged to learn how they can prepare for the Eclipse with this podcast from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension: Ag Law in the Field #158.