31 Top Things To Do in Fredericksburg, TX

January 04, 2024

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Ultimate guide to Fredericksburg Texas

Discover Fredericksburg, Texas, just an hour from Austin and easily accessible from Dallas. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of German pioneers who settled here 175 years ago. Fredericksburg showcases its heritage with six weeks of festival holiday entertainment, spanning Thanksgiving weekend through the first week in January. Explore history museums, hit the hiking trails, and don’t miss the 26-foot German Christmas Pyramid and 30-foot Community Christmas Tree at Marktplatz. For a delightful twist, indulge in BBQ delights and unwind at a wine tasting room. This makes Fredericksburg an ideal destination for a quick day trip or a weekend getaway, offering a perfect blend of history, outdoor adventures, and festive holiday charm.

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Willkommen auf Fredericksburg! Here is my ultimate guide to the best things to do in Fredericksburg Texas – where to stay, best restaurants, wineries, and other things to do.

Best places to stay in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg is known for its cute rentals and Airbnbs with the first boutique hotel, Albert Hotel, opening in Summer ’22.


Sunday Haus Estates - luxury Airbnb, Vrbo, bed and breakfast in Fredericksburg Texas

Sunday Haus Estate

I’m so excited to share that we’ve launched our own luxury stays in Fredericksburg – Sunday Haus Estate

Sunday Haus is three newly renovated historic Sunday houses in downtown Fredericksburg – each with its own private hot tubs and fire pits. Located one block off of Main Street so walking distance to Pioneer Museum, shops, and restaurants. The entire property sleeps 6-8 right now and is available to be booked out!

Stone Haus

2 beds | 1.5 bath | 1,800 sq ft

Sleeps: 6 people


  • Full kitchen
  • 2 living rooms
  • TV
  • King beds
  • Dining room
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Baby Gate located in the secondary bedroom


Ranch Haus

1 bed | 1 bath | 600 sqft

Sleeps: 2 people


  • King bed
  • Shower
  • Kitchenette
  • TV
  • Electric fireplace
    Ice Maker beneath the kitchen sink


Cottage Haus

1 bed | 1 bath | 600 sqft

  • Sleeps: 2 people


  • King bed
  • Soaking tub
  • Kitchenette
  • TV

Best Wineries In Fredericksburg

Wineries are a cornerstone of the tourist industry in the Hill Country and many wineries offer wine tours and tastings for those looking to expand their knowledge of the winemaking process and to taste the multitude of flavors offered by each winery. There are over 50+ wineries from Fredericksburg to Stonewall and Hye with wines from dry to sweet of whites and reds. Here is my ultimate guide to the 11 Best Wine Tours In Fredericksburg Texas.

SEE ALSO: 15 Best Wineries In Fredericksburg, Texas

There is a Wine Road 290 shuttle bus that departs from the Inn on Barons Creek to visit some of the best wineries along the 290 Wine Trail. There is a shuttle that picks up every 10 minutes on Fridays from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and every Saturday from 10 am until 6 pm. The all-day pass is only $39.99.

Welcome to Texas wine country! 


Ab Astris Winery

Small family-owned boutique winery with an outdoor patio. The tasting room and winery are open Monday through Thursday, noon to 6 p.m., as well as Friday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exclusive VIP Production Tours can also be reserved throughout the week.

320 Klein Road, abastriswinery.com


Augusta Vin

This Texas-grown vineyard has a tasting room that is open Monday through Thursday, noon to 6 p.m., as well as Friday and Sunday,
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exclusive VIP Production Tours can also be reserved for Friday through Sunday.

140 Augusta Vin Lane, augustavin.com


Barons Creek Vineyards in Fredericksburg Texas

Barons Creek Vineyards

Wine tastings, private rooms for large groups, an elegant covered patio where you can enjoy wine by the glass with cheese and charcuterie. Reservations are highly recommended for wine tastings on weekdays and required for weekends. There are also 12 luxury villas on property for overnight guests.

5865 E, US-290, Fredericksburg, TX, baronscreekvineyards.com


Becker Vineyards in Fredericksburg Texas

Becker Vineyards

Becker Vineyard’s winery is a 10,000 sq ft facility that is a reproduction of a late 19th century German stone barn, a prevalent style of the Texas Hill Country. Tours at the Estate Winery are offered subject to staff availability and production schedules. You can also visit their second tasting room located in downtown Fredericksburg at 307 US-87.

“Dolce Vin” dessert wine experience – Becker Vineyards just launched a new dessert tasting experience with 4 chef-prepared, petite desserts paired with 4 different dessert wines by Estate Chef Michael Lockhart.

464 Becker Farms Rd, beckervineyards.com


Heath Sparkling Wines in Fredericksburg, TX

Heath Sparkling Wines

If you like sparkling wines then you’ll love Health Sparkling Wines. This architecturally stunning tasting room features modern, clean lines and panoramic vineyard views – enjoy sparkling wines paired with seasonal small bites. 

10591 U.S. 290 East, heathsparkling.com


Grape Creek Vineyards in Fredericksburg, Texas

Grape Creek Vineyards

Located next door is Grape Creek Vineyards, 

Grape Creek also has a tasting room on Main Street in downtown Fredericksburg. 

10587 U.S. 290 East, grapecreek.com/visit/


Kalasi Cellars in Fredericksburg, TX

Kalasi Cellars

Kalasi Cellars is a boutique winery based in Fredericksburg, Texas, just 5 minutes from the center of town and half a mile off wine road 290! We feature dry wines including some more common varietals and blends, and also some rare varietals and blends that are unique to Texas. All of the wines are made using 100% estate-grown grapes from the Texas High Plains (Narra Vineyards) and from the Texas Hill Country (at the tasting room). Additionally, the production winery in Fredericksburg allows them to make all wines in-house, giving us end-to-end control to craft the very best wines possible for guests to enjoy. At both of the estate vineyards, Kalasi is focused on growing exceptional quality fruit through sustainable practices.

414 Goehmann Ln, kalasicellars.com


Lost Draw Cellars in Fredericksburg Texas

Lost Draw Cellars

Lost Draw Cellars is 100% Texas-grown grapes and 100% Texas wines with their vineyards in the Texas High Plains. The tasting room is located a few blocks off of Main Street – choose from wine tastings, wine by the glass, or bottle.

113 E Park St, lostdrawcellars.com


Messina Hof

Messina Hof was the fourth winery in the state of Texas, and has now expanded to four locations – Bryan, Hill Country, Grapevine and Harvest Green. Our Fredericksburg tasting room hours are Tuesday – Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can enjoy over 50 wines from 100% Texas Grown Grapes.

9996 U.S. 290 East, Messinahof.com


Pedernales Cellars

145 acres of oak-shaded land with an unparalleled view of the beautiful Pedernales River Valley is Pedernales Cellars. Enjoy a tasting of six wines off a fixed tasting menu. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 am – 5pm; Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 6pm; and Sunday, noon – 5pm.

2916 Upper Albert Road, Stonewall, Pedernalescellars.com


Signor Vineyards

Signor is one of the prettiest vineyards in Fredericksburg – a romantic estate with flowers and delicious wines. They do have sandwiches and charcuterie boards. 

362 Livesay Ln, signorvineyards.com


William Chris Vineyards 

William Chris Vineyards creates Old World-style Texas-grown wines. Since 2008, winegrowers William “Bill” Blackmon and Chris Brundrett have expanded the estate vineyards and partner with family-owned farms to source only the highest quality fruit. At William Chris, they pride themselves on sharing the genuine taste of Texas terroir while delivering a one-of-a-kind experience. The Old World method integrates farming, tradition, and local culture, and Bill and Chris kept this in mind as they sought out a property to build their winery. Deciding on a pioneer farm settlement in the historic town of Hye, Texas, they began the project to restore the 1905 Deike farmhouse, the future William Chris Tasting Room. William Chris Vineyards is pleased to share a piece of their world and cannot wait to share it with you.

10352, US-290, Hye, TX, williamchriswines.com

Things To Do In Fredericksburg

Things To Do In Fredericksburg TX

Main Street

Driving down Main Street, you’ll see many boutique shops, art galleries, tasting rooms, and restaurants. I highly recommend parking your car and exploring by foot!


Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Fredericksburg’s most iconic outdoor activity is a granite monolith located 17 miles north of town. Enchanted Rock stretches up 1,825 feet in elevation, an awesome sight to visitors as they drive along Ranch Road 965. The 1,643-acre park straddles the Gillespie and Llano county line. It opened as a state natural area in October 1978 after its purchase from Charles Moss by the Nature Conservancy of Texas.

  • The park has its main campground which includes restroom facilities, but also primitive camping sites throughout the park. (Interestingly, humans have camped in the area for 12,000 years.) Burn bans are in effect during dry times.
  • Trails, including the dome hike or the 4½2-mile -Loop Trail wind throughout the park. Guided hikes are also offered. (Check the park’s Events page on the park website for more events.)
  • Technical rock climbers also are welcomed to this popular site. (Waiver forms must be signed at the front office. Take note that if you are choosing to go rock climbing, Enchanted Rock is made of granite and becomes very slippery when it rains.)

Reservations: Visitors need to make a reservation to get into the park now through Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s online system. Book online at texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com. Park entrance fees have risen to $8 per person, while children 12 and under are free.

16710 Ranch Road 965, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/enchanted-rock


Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas

Wildseed Farms

The flower-filled business, located on U.S 290 East at 100 Legacy Drive, is home to the largest seasonal and family-owned wildflower farm in the United States. More than 200 acres at its headquarters are filled with color year-round as blooms beautify the roadside attraction. And the company has more than 1,000 acres of cultivated fields around the state.

With a recent addition of grapes, Wildseed Farms now represents one of the Hill Country’s largest growers of that crop, too, filling a huge need for locally grown grapes to service wineries. Founder John R. Thomas has won local, state and national recognition for his contributions to land conservation and beautification. The store specializes in seeds for native plants that make the Hill Country pop year-round with color, but it also offers an assortment of other retail items.

The farm offers weekly live music on Saturdays at its Brewbonnet Biergarten.

Visitors can explore walking trails, watch the farm staff work and take photos. In Pick Your Own fields, visitors can create custom bouquets. This is seasonal and may not always be available. Areas of interest at Wildseed are Blossom’s Boutique, Lantana’s Nursery, the biergarten, and The Meadows walking trail. Wildseed Farms has opened its own tasting room on-site, carrying a variety of local Texas wines. Plant and flower lovers can order seeds of individual species, regional mixes, varieties of cosmos, zinnias, and sunflowers, along with native grasses and culinary herbs. There are also garden products and specialty foods. Its catalog features over 90 varieties of wildflowers, grasses, herbs, and exotic garden variety seeds. The farm offers a complimentary seed catalog to each visitor. The publication also offers helpful planting tips and how-to’s.

100 Legacy Dr, wildseedfarms.com


Dietz Distillery in Fredericksburg Texas

Dietz Distillery

Dietz Distillery is a family-owned and operated craft distillery located in Fredericksburg, Texas. Founded in 2016, the distillery uses locally sourced ingredients to produce small-batch, high-quality spirits that embody the rich flavors of the Texas Hill Country. Their product line includes premium whiskey, bourbon, gin, and vodka, all of which are distilled on-site using traditional techniques. The distillery offers tours and tastings, where visitors can learn about the distilling process and sample the delicious spirits. The atmosphere at Dietz Distillery is warm and welcoming, making it a popular destination for both locals and tourists. For anyone looking to experience the authentic flavors of the Texas Hill Country, a visit to Dietz Distillery is an absolute must.


Willow City Loop

The Willow City Loop is a scenic drive through the Texas Hill Country that’s especially beautiful in the spring when the wildflowers are in bloom. This is the best spot to see Texas bluebonnets in April and May. The 13-mile loop takes visitors through rugged terrain, past creeks and waterfalls, and through fields of bluebonnets and other wildflowers. It’s a popular spot for photography, so be sure to bring your camera.


LBJ National Historical Park

Learn about the life and legacy of the 36th president of the United States by visiting the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. The park is divided into two components – one in Stonewall and one in Johnson City. The LBJ Ranch makes up the Stonewall side of the park, while the BJ Boyhood home and the Johnson settlement are located in Johnson City in Blanco County.

The LBJ Ranch operating hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (visitors must be through the inbound gate by 4:30 p.m.). The park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. The first stop on any tour of the LBJ Ranch is at the LBJ State Park and Historic Site Visitor Center, which is located 17 miles east of Fredericksburg off of U.S. 290. Free permits for the driving tour are available starting at 9 a.m. and continuing through 4 p.m.
The tour leads visitors onto Ranch Road 1 crosses the Pedernales River near the Junction School where President Johnson began his education at age four. The tour also stops at the President’s reconstructed birthplace, then the Johnson family cemetery, where President and Mrs. Johnson are laid to rest.

1048 Park Road #49, Stonewall, TX, nps.gov/lyjo/index.htm


LBJ State Park and Historic Site

Not only is the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site at Stonewall a must-see destination, it is also an adventure. It’s a place where historians, naturalists, recreationalists, wildlife viewers, political enthusiasts, wildflower lovers, walkers, anglers, outdoor enthusiasts and more can find something of interest. The park features historical exhibits, memorabilia, and a living history farm with recreational sports, nature trails and bicycling opportunities, shopping, and more.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are no events or activities currently scheduled and admission to the park is limited, but it may be fully open soon.
Reservations are suggested for day visits and camping by going to https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com/. For updated information, visit http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lyndon-b-johnson.

The LBJ State Park and Historic Site honors Gillespie County native Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States. A Visitor Center complex houses exhibits and memorabilia focusing on the late president’s two terms of office. Be sure to check out the “Texas White House.”

There’s also an auditorium that accommodates up to 225 persons for free films shown daily and a gift shop that is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Visitor Center is the first stop for any tour to the LBJ Ranch, which is a part of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Attached to the Visitor Center is the Behrens Cabin, a two-room dogtrot cabin built during the 1840s by German immigrant Johannes Behrens.

199 Park Road 52, Stonewall, TX, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lyndon-b-johnson


Pioneer Museum 

The Pioneer Museum is located in downtown Fredericksburg and is dedicated to preserving the history of the German settlers who first came to the area in the mid-19th century. The museum features several historic buildings, including a one-room schoolhouse and a log cabin. The museum complex features year-round activities, displays, and hands-on demonstrations for families. With other purchases and donations by the GCHS. the Pioneer Museum site has grown to encompass three acres and Il buildings. Nine of the buildings are historic structures included on a tour of the Pioneer Museum grounds. The Society has over 300,000 artifacts within its rich and diverse collection that portray the rich German heritage of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.

Admission: Regular museum admission is $7.50 for adults, $3 for youth ages 6 to 17 years and free for children 5 years of age and younger.

Hours: Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

325 W Main St, pioneermuseum.net


National Museum of the Pacific War

Interweaving the stories of America, China, Japan, and other Asian countries, the chronicle of how World War II was won in the Pacific can be found in Fredericksburg at the National Museum of the Pacific War. Encompassing six acres, museum visitors can explore 33,000 square feet of indoor exhibits featuring dozens of media presentations, outdoor Pacific Combat Zone where reenactments bring the battles to life in front of your eyes, almost 1,000 artifacts in climate-controlled cases, 15 macro-artifacts, and hundreds of photographs. The museum, now a Smithsonian Affiliate, honors the more than 100,000 Americans who gave their lives in the war against Japan by “truthfully and respectfully telling the story of their struggles, their sacrifices, and their triumphs.” The museum also honors the eight million Americans who served in World War Il across the globe. Formerly known as the Nimitz Museum, in honor of Fredericksburg’s native son, Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, it was renamed to respect the wishes of Nimitz who wanted to ensure that all of the men and women who served and supported the war effort were honored. Nimitz served as Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet, and Pacific Ocean Areas and led the naval victory against Japan.

Having achieved the rank of Fleet Admiral before his final victories, Admiral Nimitz signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on behalf of the United States in the historic ceremony aboard the USS Missouri. Nimitz is memorialized with an eight-foot bronze statue that stands on the museum grounds.

“The National Museum of the Pacific War connects people to the experiences and stories of those affected by World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre by interpreting its enduring relevance,” said a spokesperson for the museum.

Admission: Adults are $18, $14 for senior, $12 for military, and free for WWII veteran

311 E Austin St, pacificwarmuseum.org


Japanese Garden of Peace

The Japanese Garden of Peace is a serene and tranquil oasis located in the heart of Fredericksburg. This beautiful garden is a tribute to the friendship between the sister cities of Fredericksburg and Montabaur, Germany, and was created in memory of the victims of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. The garden features a peaceful koi pond, a picturesque bridge, and a traditional Japanese teahouse where visitors can partake in a traditional tea ceremony. The carefully manicured bonsai trees, rock gardens, and flowering cherry blossoms create a peaceful and meditative atmosphere, making it the perfect place for visitors to relax and reflect. The Japanese Garden of Peace is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Fredericksburg.


Fredericksburg Trade Days

Fredericksburg Trade Days is a popular open-air market held on the third weekend of each month, offering a unique shopping experience for visitors. The market is located on a 35-acre site and features over 350 vendors offering a wide variety of goods, including antiques, crafts, jewelry, home decor, and much more. Visitors can stroll through the market and browse the stalls while enjoying live music, delicious food, and a festive atmosphere. The market is family-friendly and welcomes visitors of all ages. With so much to see and do, Fredericksburg Trade Days is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the vibrant culture and unique shopping opportunities of the Texas Hill Country.


Old Tunnel State Park 

An old abandoned railroad tunnel is home to up to three million bats from May through October. During those months, visitors can watch 3 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from the tunnel nightly. Visitors can come to Old Tunnel State Park during these months to watch the bats emerge from the tunnel which was originally built in 1913. The tunnel was used by the Fredericksburg and Northern Railroad until its abandonment in 1941. Now it is home to three million Mexican free-tailed and 3,000 cave myotis bats that spread out over the region and feast on insects and moths across the Hill Country. Bat viewing begins May 1. There are 30 permits available for the upper viewing area and 15 available for the lower viewing area. Permits for entry into the park and fees for the bat viewing must be purchased online. No permits will be sold onsite.

Millions of bats funnel out of the abandoned railroad tunnel nightly at Old Tunnel State Park between May and October, and eat 25 tons of moths per night.

Admission: The activity tour fee for the upper viewing area is $2 per person regardless of age. The area will be limited to 30. The fee for the lower viewing area is $5 per person and seating will be limited to 15. Due to the bat’s sensitivity to noise disturbance, children must be four years old to go to the lower area.

10619 Old San Antonio Road, Fredericksburg, TX, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/old-tunnel


Distillery and Breweries

Fredericksburg is home to several distilleries and breweries that offer tours and tastings. Visit the Garrison Brothers Distillery to learn about the history of Texas whiskey and sample some of their award-winning spirits. Or, head to one of the town’s breweries, like Altstadt Brewery or Fredericksburg Brewing Company, for a refreshing pint of beer.


Other fun things to do in Fredericksburg:

  • Vereins Kirche Museum
  • Luckenbach – a neighboring town that has a general store, a bar, and a dance hall
  • Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park
  • Rockbox Theater
  • Fort Martin Scott
  • Fredericksburg theater company – best place to watch Broadway shows, Christmas classics, and Shakespearean plays

Best Restaurants In Fredericksburg TX

Best Restaurants In Fredericksburg

Here’s my full list on best restaurants in Fredericksburg TX.


For breakfast:

  • Caliche Coffee Bar
  • Java Ranch
  • KaffeeHaus


Clear River Ice Cream | best restaurants in Fredericksburg, TX

For lunch:

  • Clear River Ice Cream, Bakery & Deli – retro diner serving sandwiches, salads, soups, and ice cream since 1989
  • West End Pizza – located in an old Victorian home next to August E’s. Patio bar and live music on the weekends. 
  • Burger Burger – specialty burgers include the “Fredericksburger” with Bavarian-themed toppings sauerkraut, German sausage, and spicy brown mustard.


For dinner:

  • Otto’s German Bistro – the most iconic German restaurant in Fredericksburg for its German cuisine. A must-try in Fredericksburg and one of the best spots to get schnitzel! Reservations are highly encouraged or you can try walk-in.
  • Hill & Vine – newly opened American restaurant with a beautiful large backyard. Live music on weekends.
  • August E’s – modern Sonoma vibes with steak, quail to sushi. 


La Bergerie in Fredericksburg Texas

For drinks: 

  • 78624 The Bar
  • Chase’s Place Cocktails

Best Shops In Fredericksburg TX

Best Shops in Fredericksburg

Das Peach Haus in Fredericksburg TX

Das Peach Haus

What began as a roadside market for fresh Fredericksburg peaches now serves as a showroom for hundreds of specialty products and is home to Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods established in 1969. You’ll find a wine bar, bakery, culinary school (Fridays and Saturdays), and generous samples of jellies, jams, salsas, and sauces. 

1406 S US Hwy 87


Farmhaus in In Fredericksburg TX

FarmHaus Antiques

Cute home goods and clothing store – FarmHaus Antiques is where you will find everything you need to decorate your modern farmhouse. This Fredericksburg antique shop is the place to go when you want authentic French antiques without hopping on a plane.

211 W Main St #3709


Lock Stock & Barrel in Fredericksburg TX

Lock, Stock & Barrel

Specialty jams, vinegar, oils, and more.

134 E Main St


Quintessential Chocolates in Fredericksburg Texas


Chocolat (Quintessential Chocolates) specializes in liquid liquor and wine-filled chocolates.

251 W Main St


Other shops in Fredericksburg

  • Barefoot – t-shirts, hats, etc
  • Headquarters Hats – Stenson & Lucchese boots
  • Fritztown Mercantile – this local shop reminds me of Urban Outfitters but with local vendors!
  • Camp Hayden – cute camp t-shirts and gifts
  • San Saba Soap Company

SEE ALSO: 16 Things To Do In Dripping Springs

FAQs on Fredericksburg

Is Fredericksburg Texas worth visiting?

Yes! Darling little German town with 50+ vineyards and wineries. 

What is Fredericksburg Texas known for?

Fredericksburg is known for vineyards and wineries, German restaurants, and Enchanted Rock. 

How many days do you need in Fredericksburg?

Weekend trips to Fredericksburg are popular but I personally love visiting during the week so restaurants and wineries aren’t as packed. I recommend a one to two day trip. 

Where is Enchanted Rock?

Enchanted Rock is a pink granite mountain located in the Llano about about 17 miles north of Fredericksburg.

What’s the best time of the year to visit Fredericksburg Texas?

Fall, holiday season, and Spring are the best times of the year to visit.

Sunday houses

Founded in 1846, Fredericksburg was named after Prince Frederick of Prussia by Baron Otfied Hans von Meusebach. After arriving in New Braunfels in 1845, Meusebach set out to select a second settlement of land and decided on what is now known as Fredericksburg. He purchased 10,000 acres on credit and allotted each settle one town lot and 10 acres of farmland. Farmland homes were built with stone and rocks and referred as “Sonntag Haus’ or “Sunday House.” A Sunday House had one room downstairs, a sleeping loft upstairs with an outdoor stairway to get from one room to the other, front porches, and gingerbread lace trim. German immigrants sat on their porches and socialized with neighbors on Sunday afternoons before handing back to their farms, hence, the name “Sunday House.” Sunday house homes and beautiful sone and rock farmhouses in Fredericksburg have been preserved. 

Large streets

Back in the day the, streets were designed to be wide enough so oxen carts could be turned around.

Street names

Back in the day, the Lions Club took on the project of giving all the streets names and purchased and installed street signs. It was then that it was decided to name the streets running north and south across Main to spell out words. Starting at Courthouse Square, all of the streets crossing Main to the east were named so that their first letters would spell out “All Welcome” – Adams, Llano, Lincoln, Washington, Elk, Lee, Columbus, Olive, Mesquite, and Eagle. Traveling west from the Courthouse Square, the streets spell out “Come Back” – street names are Crockett, Orange, Milam, Edison, Bowie, Acorn, Cherry, and Kay. Many of the streets found throughout the city are named in honor of trees – Mesquite, Cherry, Cottonwood, Hackberry, Liveoak, Mulberry, Apple, Orange, Plum, Pear, Pecan, Poplar, Spruce, Sycamore, and Walnut. Naturally, there is a street named peach, in honor of the county’s most popular and prolific fruit.


Fredericksburg is home to more than 400 festivals and special events each year.

  • April – Wildflower Events, Luckenbach Hill Country Run Motorcycle Rally
  • May – Becker Vineyards Lavender Festival, Crawfish Festival
  • June – Hill Country Film Festival, Blanco Lavender Festival, Stonewall Peach JAMboree, and Rodeo
  • October – Oktoberfest, Brewfest, Food & Wine Fest
  • November – Peddler Show, Lighting of the German Christmas Pyramid & Tree
  • December – Lighting of the German Christmas Pyramid & Tree, Light the Night Christmas Parade & Afterglow


This small town only has a population of 11,000 but over 1.5 million people visit annually. 

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