FREDERICKSBURG AREA ATTRACTIONS
National Museum of the Pacific War
311 E. Austin, Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 997-4379 ~~ Dedicated to all those who served in the Pacific War. The Admiral Nimitz Museum. George Bush Gallery of the Pacific War, The Plaza of the Presidents, Japanese Garden of Peace, Memorial Walk and the Pacific Combat Zone are all part of the park. See displays of some of the most notable aspects and events of WW11 in the Pacific. Hours: Interior Exhibits: 10A.M.-5P.M.. Outside Exhibits: 8A.M-4:45 P.M. Admission fee: $5 & $3. A must see especially for those who are a fan of war history. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/
Pioneer Museum Complex
309 W. Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 997-2835 ~~ Experience the rich German heritage of Gillespie County. This 3-5 acre museum complex contains superb examples of early German structures and artifacts. Prior arrangements required for special tours of other historic homes and sites owned by the Gillespie County Historical Society. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10A.M.-5P.M. Sunday 1P.M.-5P.M. Admission: $4. http://www.pioneermuseum.com/
Vereins Kirche Museum
Center of Marktplatz, 100 W. Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 997-2835 ~~ This unique building is a well-known landmark of the city of Fredericksburg in the heart of town. Learn about the original Societys Church and its interesting history. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10A.M.-4P.M. Sunday 1P.M.-4P.M. Admission $1. http://www.pioneermuseum.com/
Hill COUNTRY HISTORIC SITES
Fort Martin Scott Historic Site
1606 E. Main, Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 997-9895 or (830) 997-2835 ~~ Visit this pre-Civil War (1848) military outposts to learn about one of the first frontier Army forts in Texas. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10A.M.-5P.M. No Admission. http://www.fortmartinscott.com
National Historic District (Heart of Fredericksburg)
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the district has over 80 points of historic interest and significance in the district. Stroll past many of Fredericksburgs famous structures and see the pride taken in both homes and business by the local residents.
412 Luckenbach Loop, off RR 1376, 8 miles SE of Fredericksburg (830) 9973224 ~~ Established as a trading post in 1849, Luckenbach consists of a dancehall, general store, and bar. This settlement has enjoyed continued notoriety for its free spirit and unique events. Live music can be heard most days in the bar or under the old Oak Grove tree. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10A.M.-9P.M. Sunday: Noon-9P.M. No Admission (Admission fee to special events). http://www.luckenbachtexas.com
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Parks
LBJ Ranch District: Hwy. 290 East, 16 miles (Stonewall) (830) 868-7128 ~~ The National Park Service offers bus tours of the LBJ Ranch. These tours visit the ranch, Texas White House, LBJ birthplace, Johnson family cemetery, old Junction School, LBJs grandparents house and ranch show barn. Hour and fifteen minute tour departs from visitor center at state park. Its a great Tour!!
10A.M.-4P.M. Daily Tour:$3
Johnson City District
Hwy. 290 East, 30 miles (Johnson City) (830)868-7128 ~~ Located in Johnson City, this National Historical Park offers a Visitor Center with exhibits and films on LBJ and Lady Bird, the Boyhood Home, an education building, and the historic Johnson Settlement. Hours: Visitor Center 8:45A.M.-5:30P.M. Boyhood Home 9A.M.-5P.M. Johnson Settlement 9A.M.-4:30P.M. Daily No admission fee at Johnson City District. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us
Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm
LBJ State Park Stonewall, Texas (830) 644-2455 ~~~ 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. Hours:8 A.M.-5P.M. Daily, No admission fee. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us
HILL COUNTRY OUTDOOR FUN AND RECREATION
Golf Fredericksburg, Texas
a beautiful 18 hole, par 72, 6,432-yard championship golf course is open seven days a week at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, (830) 997-4010.
Fredericksburg Swimming Pools
The City of Fredericksburg operates two public, outdoor swimming pools for summer enjoyment one in Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park (830) 997-8660 and one on West Travis Street (803) 997-8979. Another outdoor pool for summer use is located at the LBJ State Historical Park, near Stonewall (830) 644-2252. An indoor pool for year-around use is located at the Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center, located at 1020 South State Hwy 16 (830) 997-1355.
The back roads of the Texas Hill Country provide miles of scenic views for road bicycle riding. Although the area roads are lightly traveled compared to big cities, riders are encouraged to obey all rules of the road to ensure their safety. With the hilly terrain, autos can come upon bicyclists without much notice so please stay as far to the right as possible. Mountain biking enthusiasts will enjoy Hill Country State Natural Area near Bandera and Pedernales Falls State Park, near Johnson City.
The first volkssport event in the United States was held in Fredericksburg in June of 1976, and the Volkssportverein Fredericksburg was the first club organized in the U.S., therefore the number AVA-001. The Pilgrimage Routes consist of three different sanctioned walk routes and one bicycle route that can be walked/biked year-round. The routes start at the Quality Inn, located at 908 South Adams, Fredericksburg, Texas. For more information, call (830) 997-8056.
Fredericksburg and the Texas hill country~~ The Fredericksburg area of the Texas Hill Country is home to many native and exotic species of animals, which allow sportsmen almost year-round hunting opportunities. White tail deer are the most popular and plentiful quarry pursued by hunters, but there are also turkey, doves and quail. Many ranches in the Hill Country now manage their herds to improve the quality and health of the animals. In addition to the native game, exotics such as axis deer, blackbuck antelope, fallow deer, sika deer and feral hogs are abundant. A brochure on available fall hunting leases in the area is produced by the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce and is usually available at the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center starting in mid-May.
Fredericksburg, Texas and the Texas hill country - Fishing opportunities are available in the Hill Country state parks and at area lakes. The closest place for kids to drop a line in the water is Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park on Highway 16 South. With prior arrangements, Hill Country Outfitters, 109 East Main, Fredericksburg, Texas will plan fly-fishing lessons and/or expeditions for groups. See State parks below.
Approximately 300 species of birds occur in the Texas Hill Country, where birding is great all year. The area is an overlap zone of ranges of eastern and western bird species, as well as some north and south species. Be sure to look for the endangered Black-capped Vireos and Golden-cheeked Warblers. An excellent place to view birds in Fredericksburg proper is the Live Oak Grove Wilderness Nature Trail in Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Stop for a bird checklist at the park office. Pedernales Falls State Park, near Johnson City, has wildlife viewing stations, while Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 18 miles north of Fredericksburg, is also a premier bird-watching location.
From mid-October to mid-January, the shores of Lake Buchanan, roughly a one-hour drive from Fredericksburg, host a small portion of the Texas wintering bald eagle population.
HILL COUNTRY STATE PARKS AND NATURAL AREAS
Located in Blanco County, off U.S. 281 on the south side of Blanco, at the Blanco River bridge. (830) 833-4333 Park Camping, RVs, shelters, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hiking, store.
Enchanted Rock SNA
located in Gillespie & Llano Counties, 18 miles north of Fredericksburg on R.R. 965, or south from Llano on Texas 16 for 14 miles, then west on R.R. 965 for eight miles (325) 247-3903 Park Camping, picnicking 8.4 miles of hiking trails, nature trail, interpretive exhibits, rock climbing, watch able wildlife, store.
Guadalupe River SP/Honey Creek SNA
located in Comal & Kendall Counties. (830) 438-2656 Park Camping, RVs picnicking, 3 miles of hiking trails, fishing, swimming, watch able wildlife, store. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us
Hill Country SNA
Located in Bandera and Medina Counties, 11 miles southwest of Bandera. From Bandera take Texas 173 one mile south to F.M. 1077 (Dixie Dude Rd), then west 10 miles until pavement ends. Continue on gravel road to park entrance. (830) 796-4413 Park Primitive camping, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, watch able wildlife, store. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us
Inks Lake SP
Located in Burnet County, 9 miles west of Burnet off Texas 29, on Park Road 4. (512) 793-2223 Park Camping, RVs, shelters, picnicking, 7.5 miles of hiking trails, boating, water skiing, fishing, swimming, golf, watch able wildlife, facilities for handicapped, store. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us
Lost Maples SNA
Located in Bandera County, five miles north of Vanderpool on Ranch Road 187. (830) 966-3413 Park Camping, RVs (water & elec.), picnicking, 10 miles of hiking & nature trails, historical site/structure, watch able wildlife, fishing, swimming, interpretive exhibits/museum, store. Worth a visit. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us
Lyndon B. Johnson SHP
Located in Gillespie Country on Hwy 290, between Johnson City and Fredericksburg. (830) 644-2252 Park Historical site/structure, picnicking, fishing, swimming, nature/historical trail, interpretive exhibits/museum, watch able wildlife, store. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us
Pedernales Falls SP
Located in Blanco County, nine miles east of Johnson City on F.M. 2766 (830) 868-7304 Park Camping, RVs, picnicking, fishing, swimming, 8 miles of developed hiking trails (additional primitive trail system), mountain biking, horseback riding, nature trail, watch able wildlife, store.
South Llano River SP
Located in Kimble County, five miles south of Junction, off U.S. 377 on Park Road 73. (915) 446-3994 Park Camping, RVs, picnicking, fishing, swimming, 23 miles of hiking trails, mountain biking, nature trail, watch able wildlife, historical site/structure, store.
For reservations at all state parks, call (512) 389-8900
HILL COUNTRY ATTRACTIONS
Millions of Mexican free-tail bats make their summer home in Central Texas. There are two places in the Fredericksburg area to view the evening emergence of bats during the season, which normally runs from mid-May to mid-October.
Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area
Located 10.5 miles south of Highway 290 on the Old San Antonio Road (830) 990-2860 The upper viewing deck is open nightly at no charge. The lower viewing area is open on Thursday through Sunday evenings for special educational presentations with the following fees: adults, $5, youth 17 and younger, $2; senior citizens 65 and older $3.
Call for emergency times, which vary throughout the season.
The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve
The preserve is located about 16.5 miles southeast of the Mason town square. (915) 347-5970. Thursdays through Sundays from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Call for emergence times, which vary throughout the season.
Das Peach Haus
1406 South U.S. Highway 87, (830) 997-8969 ~~ Das Peach Haus was founded in 1969 on the grounds of the Wieser family orchards and had the first peach cooler in Gillespie County. The complex started with a restored 1870 log cabin and expanded in 1974 with the historic Lone Star Brewery warehouse. Beyond offering wonderful peaches in season, Das Peach Haus has developed into a premier country store. Hours: Daily 10A.M.-6P.M. No Admission. http://daspeachhaus.com/
DDD Adventure Golf
714 S. Washington (Highway 87) (830) 997-3533 ~~ New 18-hole miniature golf course, complete with a waterfall and challenging water features throughout the course layout. (Handicapped accessible) Hours: Monday-Saturday 10A.M.-10P.M. Sunday Noon-10P.M. Admission: first round Adult $6.50 Children 12 and under $3.25
Fredericksburg Trade Days
Highway 290 East, across from, Wildseed Farms (830) 990-4900 ~~ Over 300 vendors offering antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, primitives, ranch furniture, clothing, jewelry and much more on the third weekend of every month. Hours: Third weekend of every month Friday-Saturday 9A.M.-6P.m. Sunday 9A.M.-4P.M. Parking fee: $3 valid all weekend. http://www.pedernalesrivervalley.com
Opas Smoked Meats
410 S. Washington (830) 997-3358 ~~ For Over 50 years, Opas Smoked Meats has offered the finest in smoked sausage, specialty meats and cheeses. Stop by to pick up a sandwich for your picnic in the park! Hours: Monday-Friday 8A.M.-5:30P.M. Saturday 8A.M.-4P.M. Closed Sunday, No admission.
HILL COUNTRY CAVERNS
The beauty of the Texas Hill Country extends below the surface of the ground. Explore these fascinating caverns (the two Boerne area caverns are the closest to Fredericksburg).
226 Cascade Caverns Road, Nearq Boerne off of IH 10 (830) 755-8080. http://www.cascadecaverns.com
Cave without a name
325 Kreutzberg Road, New Boerne off of IH 10 (830) 537-4212. http://www.cavewithoutaname.com
Inner Space Cavern
Under IH 35, Georgetown (512) 863-5545. http://www.innerspace.com
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Near Burnet (512) 756-4680. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us
Natural Bridge Caverns
26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road (Between San Antonio and New Braunfels off of IH 35) (210) 651-6101. http://www.naturalbridgecaverns.com
FREDERICKSBURG SPAS/HEALTH CLUBS
European Day APA
318 Trois Lane off RR 965, (830) 997-5267 or (877) 997-5267 (toll free). http://www.eurospafredericksburg.com
Fredericksburg Athletic Club
1412A East Main Street (830) 990-0011
Fredericksburg Herb Farm
405 Whitney Street (830) 997-8615 (800) 259-Herb (toll free). http://www.fredericksburgherbfarm.com
Serenity Day SPA
204 East Austin (830) 990-1126. http://www.serenitydspa.com
Tranquil Pastures Day SPA
1311 N. Milam (830) 992-2993. http://www.tranquilpastures.com
Hill Country Memorial Hospital Wellness Center
1020 Highway 16 South (830) 997-1355. http://www.hillcountrymemorial.com
HILL COUNTRY WINERIES AND VINEYARDS
Tours and tastings available at all wineries in Gillespie County. Tour groups must call to make reservations for a tasting. Stop by the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center for a free copy of the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail brochure.
Highway 290 E. 11 miles off Jenschke Lane, Stonewall, Texas (830) 644-2681 ~~Vineyard has 36 acres of French Vinifera grapes and winery features the largest underground wine cellar in Texas. Behind the winery is a 3-acre field of lavender. Hours: Monday-Friday 10A.M.-5P.M. Friday & Saturday 10A.M.-6P.M. Sunday Noon-6P.M. http://www.beckervineyards.com
Bell Mountain Vineyards
Hwy. 16 N., Fredericksburg, Texas 14 miles (830) 685-3297 ~~ Designated by the federal government as Texas first wine growing appellation in 1986. Located on the stopes of Bell Mountain, the first vintage was produced in 1984. Open Saturdays: February through Saturday before Christmas. Hours: Saturday 10A.M.-5P.M. Call for appointment at other times.
Chisholm Trail Winery
Hwy. 290 W. 9 miles, left to 2367 Usener Road, Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 990-2675 ~~ Sit back in the corral, and enjoy a glass of Chisholm Trail wine with assorted cheeses, breads and other delicacies available at CTs General Store while overlooking Spring Creek Vineyards located adjacent to the Winery. Hours: Friday & Saturday11A.M. 6P.M. & Sunday 12-6P.M. http://www.chisholmtrailwinery.com
247 W. Main St., Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 990-8747 ~~ The Fredericksburg Winery is owned and operated by the Switzer family who have been in the Texas wine industry since 1978. The winery uses grapes grown at the Old Spanish Trail Research Vineyard. A boutique winery with new releases almost monthly. Hours: Monday through Thursday 10A.M.-6P.M. Friday and Saturday 10A.M.-8P.M. Sunday 12-6P.M. http://www.fbgwinery.com
Grape Creek Vineyard
Hwy 290 E. in Stonewall, Texas - 9 miles (830) 644-2710 ~~ The Grape Creek Vineyard and Winery is located on the banks of Grape Creek and produces the quality Vinifera grapes. The winery blends Old and New World styles into premium winemaking. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10A.M.-5P.M. Sunday 12-5P.M. http://www.grapecreek.com
Oberhof Winery & Wine Cellars
1406 S. Highway 87 one mile from Main Street (in same complex as Das Peach Haus) (830) 997-8969 ~~ Complimentary tastings of Bell Mountain varietal and vintage wines, Oberhof sparkling and specialty wines. Extensive gourmet foods selection. Hours: Daily 10A.M.-6P.M.
Texas Hill Country Wine Tours
214 ½ E. Main St. (Texas Wine Cellars) (877) 839-9463 (toll free) or (830) 997-0123 ~~ Let the experienced staff help you make the most of your visit to the Fredericksburg area. Enjoy a winery tour in the luxurious limo coach as you visit some of the best-known estate wineries and small boutique wineries in the Texas Hill Country. http://www.txwines.com
FREDERICKSBURG AREA GALLERIES
223 East Main, Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 997-0085 ~~ A Collection of American, European and Asian art, with an emphasis on Texas artists. Oils, bronzes and sculpture.
Charles Beckendorf Gallery
105 N. Adams, Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 997-5955 ~~ Features originals, prints, bronzes and books. http://www.beckendorf.com
White Oak Grove Road, Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 997-4766 ~~ Irene Kleins art studio/gallery
215 W. Main, Fredericksburg, Texas(830) 990-2593 ~~ Paintings by Texas artists, antiques, rustic Mexican furniture and more
Fredericksburg Art Gallery
314 E. Main, Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 990-2707 `~~ Specializing in original are by renowned Texas artists
256 E. Main, Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 990-4154 ~~ Featuring museum quality are of the indigenous peoples of the Americas
Graces Art Gallery
247 E. Main, Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 997-9488 ~~ Furniture, fine art and jewelry
Grasshopper & Wild Honey
113 E. Main, Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 997-5012 ~~ A gallery of art, collectibles, gifts and locally handcrafted wood items.
1400 RR 2093, Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 997-1842 ~~ Ecclesiastical and architectural art glass
Jacksons Uptown Art & Antiques
214 W. Main, Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 997-0073 ~~ 18th, 19th and 20th century fine American and European furniture, art, glass, architecturals and lighting
406 Main, Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 990-4552 ~~ Contemporary American arts & crafts
Salt Branch Outpost
244 W. Main, Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 990-4449 ~~ Antler Art
Whistle Pik Galleries
424 E. Main, Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 990-8151 ~~ Original artwork, bronzes and limited edition prints from Americas finest artists
FREDERICKSBURG WILDFLOWERS, HERBS, NATIVE PLANTS
Over 5,000 wildflower species make their home in the State of Texas, products of the states different ecosystems. The Texas Hill Country is defined by limestone cliffs, granite outcrops and hidden springs, providing diverse habitats for wildflowers. Favorite wildflowers around Fredericksburg include Texas bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, wine cups, Indian blanket and lemon mint. A brochure on the Texas Hill Country Wildflower Trail is available in early spring from the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center.
Hwy 290 East, 7 miles East of Fredericksburg (830) 990-1393 ~~ Visit one of the nations largest working wildflower farms. See colorful flowers from spring through first frost and cut your own bouquet. Self guided tours of the flowers available and also visit the Market Center, Brew-Bonnet Biergarten, Flower Haus and Blumenhaus. Open daily 9:30A.M.-6P.M. No Admission. http://www.wildseedfarms.com
Visit the new 3,000 square foot Butterfly Haus, featuring Texas native butterflies. No Admission to Wildseed Farms. Admission to Butterfly Haus: adults $4, seniors and children (65 & older, ages 4-12 $3.50 and $3.50 per person for groups of 15 or more.
Fredericksburg Herb Farm
405 Whitney St., Fredericksburg, Texas (6 blocks from W. Main), (830) 997-8615 or (800) 259-HERB ~~ Beautiful organic herb gardens, a celebration of scent and color. The Herb Farm also has a tearoom, candle shop, day spa, and retail area along with the herb gardens. Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:30A.M.-5:30P.M., Friday-Saturday 9:30A.M.-9P.M., Sunday 12-4P.M. No Admission
Dodds Family Tree Nursery
515 W. Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 997-9571 ~~ Shop at a unique nursery that has been located in the Historic District for over 24 years. See one of the oldest and largest live Oak Grove trees in Fredericksburg, estimated to be over 500 ears old. Dodds carries a wide variety of Hill Country native plants. Hours: Monday-Saturday 8A.M.-6P.M., Sunday 11A.M.-5P.M. No admission. http://www.dodds-nursery-florist.com
Fredericksburg Visitor Information
Fredericksburg Taxi (830) 997-8044
Hill Country Bicycle Works
702 E. Main (830) 990-2609. http://www.hillcountrybicycle.com
LT Answering & Business Services, 110 N. Milam, (830) 997-7676
Pearlz Cyber Café, 707 S. Washington (830) 990-9973
Pioneer Memorial Library
Visitor Information Center
KNAF 910 on you AM dial
KFAn 107.9 on your FM dial (830) 997-2197
Fredericksburg Standard Radio Post
(published on Wednesdays), 712 W. Main (830) 997-2155. http://www.fredericksburgstandard.com
Commercial airline service is available through the San Antonio (SAT) and Austin Bergstrom *AUS) International Airports. Private aircraft may use the Gillespie County Airport, with auto access from Highway 17 South and Tivydale Road. The Gillespie County Airport has a 5,000 foot lighted runway with 24-hour fuel service and full FBO service available.
Gillespie County Airport (830) 990-5764
Austin Airport (512) 530-2242
San Antonio Airport (210) 207-3411
S.A. Airport Transportation
Chassis by Zach (830) 997-9844 or (830) 459-9113
Fredericksburg Overland State (830) 995-6173
Texas Road Conditions
Texas Department of Transportation (800) 452-9292
Performing & Visual Arts Coalition
Visit the groups website for current information on the arts scene in Fredericksburg. http://www.fredericksburgarts.org/