Fredericksburg TX Eclipse

visitor info

Thousands of visitors are expected in Fredericksburg during the next total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 since the town is in the path of totality. This page will continue to be updated, so visitors can find helpful information like the places to stay, the places to eat and spots to view the 2024 eclipse. 

frequently asked questions

What time is the 2024 Eclipse in Fredericksburg?

On April 8, 2024, the eclipse will take place from 12:15 to 2:56 p.m. CT, while the total eclipse will be visible from 1:32 p.m. to 1:37 p.m. in Fredericksburg.

Where is the best place in Fredericksburg to watch the 2024 Eclipse?

Fredericksburg has a multitude of areas to watch the eclipse including at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, wineries, parks and event venues.

I want to sell food and beverage to the general public during the 2024 Eclipse. What do I need?

You will need a current food handlers certificate that can be obtained online, a temporary event permit issued by the Gillespie County Health Division, and to follow the temporary health permit inspection checklist. All provided here

If I want to give away food and/or beverage to the general public during the 2024 Eclipse, do I need a permit? 

Yes. A temporary event permit is required regardless, even when no money is exchanged. A temporary event permit can be found here.


Can I book a place to stay in Fredericksburg for the 2024 Eclipse?

Most of Fredericksburg's hotels, vacation rentals and inns are not accepting reservations yet for 2024, but see the list below for those that currently are reporting availability.

Why will people come to Fredericksburg for the 2024 Eclipse?

Fredericksburg is routinely ranked as one of the top small towns in the United States, so it is expected that it will be a popular destination for the 2024 eclipse with special events, a variety of places to stay and lots of great restaurants.

My food truck has a state permit. Is this valid in Gillespie County for the 2024 Eclipse? 

No, you must have a valid permit from the Gillespie County Health Division. You can get an event permit for your food truck here.

Fredericksburg Reservation Services Currently Booking

Fredericksburg Hotels Currently Booking

Fairfield Inn & Suites
Fairfield Inn & Suites is taking reservations for the 2024 Eclipse. A deposit is required. Call the hotel at (830) 955-8070 for more information. 

Fredericksburg Econo Lodge
Fredericksburg Econo Lodge is now accepting reservations. Reservations must be made via email to 

Fredericksburg Inn & Suites
Fredericksburg Inn & Suites is currently taking reservations for the 2024 Eclipse. All reservations must be made through the sales office by calling (830) 997- 0202 ext. 304 or by emailing Kelli Vermillion at 

Inn on Barons Creek
Contact Amy Fleury at (830) 992-9202 or email her at for reservation information 

LaQuinta Inn & Suites
LaQuinta Inn & Suites is taking reservations. Call the hotel at (830) 990-2899. 

Peach Tree Inn & Suites
Contact Sharon at (830) 997-2117 for reservation information. 

Windcrest Inn & Suites
Windcrest Inn & Suites is now taking reservations. Call the hotel at (830) 997-9811 to make a reservation. 


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