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Founders Day Ceremony

  • Dates: May 9, 2020
  • Location: Marktplatz
  • Address: 100 block of W. Main, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
  • Phone: (830) 990-8441
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Price: Free


Fredericksburg will celebrate the 174th anniversary of the day when the first 120 settlers arrived here on May 8, 1846 from Germany.  There will be a wreath-laying ceremony at Marktplatz hosted by the Gillespie County Historical Society to honor John O. Meusebach and the founding families of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County. On Friday, May 8, the Pioneer Museum will offer free admission. Come tour the buildings and hear the story of the those who founded Fredericksburg... of those who were looking for a better life... who risked everything to get to a land of limitless opportunity... of those who tenaciously faced every obstacle and created a unique German colony in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.