106 N. Adams
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Settled by German Immigrant families in 1846, many older
buildings retain traditional German styles. German is still spoken
occasionally, and old customs are regularly observed: Easter Fires,
Schuetzenfests (marksmanship tournaments), Oktoberfest, Kristkindl
Markt, and Kinderfest.
Points of Interest
Admiral Nimitz Museum and Historical Center, 210-997-4379,
340 E. Main Street. The Steamboat Hotel structure, originally built
in 1852, contains three floors of the Museum of the Pacific War, dedicated
to everyone who served in the Pacific under Admiral Nimitz. Features
of the building include the ballroom, and four original refurnished
guest rooms. The Japanese Garden of Peace is a gift from the people
of Japan. The History Walk of the Pacific War, located a block from
the garden, displays guns, planes, boats, tanks, etc. Nimitz Museum
Bookstore. Open 85 daily. Admission.
Bauer Toy Museum, 210-997-9394, 233 E. Main. Open 14:30
weekdays and Sunday. Saturday 105. Admission by donation. The
museum contains 3,000 toys, cars, trucks, lead soldiers, airplanes,
boats, dolls, guns, miniature village, a forty-foot diorama of the
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."
Becker Vineyards, 210-644-2681, Hwy 290 E, 11 miles,
right on Jenschke Lane. Open for tours and tastings MondaySaturday
105, Sunday 125. Features an antique saloon bar and wood
burning fireplace. Vineyard is surrounded by peach orchards and wildflower
Bell Mountain/Oberhellman Vineyards, 210-685-3297, Highway
16 N (14 miles). Open for tours, tastings and sales Saturday from
March through mid December from 105, with tours at 11, 1 and
3 and other times by appointment.
Dulcimer Factory & Factory Store, 210-997-6704.
715 S. Washington. Tours MondayFriday 10:30, 1 on the half hour.
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 915-247-3903. RR
965 N (18 miles). Park hours 8 AM10 PM daily. Admission. Hiking,
climbing, backpacking, camping, picnicking, nature study. Enchanted
Rock is among the oldest exposed rocks in North America. Group Picnic
area with a pavilion.
Fort Martin Scott Historic Site, 210-997-9895, 1606
E. Main, 2 miles east on Hwy. 290. Hours 95 Saturday and Sunday
year round except Christmas. Admission. Pre-Civil War military post
established in 1848 was the first U. S. Army frontier fort in Texas.
The fort was home to at least eight Civil War generals including Confederate
James Longstreet. Reconstruction includes the guardhouse, a civilian
log cabin and two officers' quarters. Visitor Center includes exhibits
about the post including documents and artifacts recovered from the
Fredericksburg Brewing Company, 245 E. Main, 210-997-1646.
Beers are brewed in the German brewing tradition; located in a restored
Fredericksburg Herb Farm, 210-997-8615, 402 Whitney
Street. MondaySaturday 9:305:30; Sunday 14.
Fredericksburg Winery, 210-990-8747, 247 W. Main. MondayThursday
106, Friday and Saturday 108; Sunday 116.
Gish's Old West Museum, 210-997-2794, 502 N. Milam.
Come by or call for appointment. Display of Old West relics, including
collections of saddles, lawmen's badges and old guns, cowboy attire
and an exhibit of western art.
Grape Creek Vineyards, Hwy 290 E (10 miles), 210-644-2710.
Open for tour and tastings MondaySaturday 105, Sunday
125. Vineyards feature antique roses, bed & breakfast, gift
shop, tasting room.
Historic District includes "Sunday Houses,"
small structures usually with a sleeping loft reached by an outside
stairway, erected in town by farmers and ranchers to have a place
to stay when they came to buy needed staples, to sell their butter
and crops, visit on Saturdays and then attend church on Sundays.
Jeep Collins Jewelry Workshop, 310 Post Oak Road, 210-997-7716
visitor center; 210-997-3135 retail shop. Tours MondayFriday
910:30 and 1:303. Lost wax casting method as well as jewelry
wrought by hand from silver, brass and gold.
Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 210-997-4202, Texas
Hwy 16 S, 3 miles. Hours 6:30 AM11 PM (daylight savings) 6:30
AM10 PM remainder of year. Includes an 18-hole golf course,
two putting greens,swimming pool, baseball diamonds, volleyball and
tennis courts. Lake for boating (no motors) and fishing. Picnic areas
with BBQ grills, outdoor pavilions. Overnight camping areas.
LBJ State and National Historical ParksStonewall
area, 210-644-2252, Hwy 290 E, 16 miles. Hours 85 daily, except
Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Visitor center, park store, Behren's
"Dogtrot" Cabin (C. 1840s), outdoor amphitheater, nature
trail and Sauer Beckmann Living History Farmstead 84:30 daily),
depicting traditional German family living in the early 1900s. Exhibits,
movie, slide shows, hiking, wildlife displays, picnic and rest areas,
playground, dining hall, group picnic area, fishing, swimming, tennis,
baseball facilities. Tour buses to see the LBJ Ranch depart from the
state park visitor center.
Luckenbach, Texas, 210-997-3224, 5 miles southeast of
Fredericksburg off FM 1376, consists of a dancehall, bar and general
store. Dances are held monthly.
Pioneer Museum Complex, 210-997-2835, 309 W. Main. Hours
MondaySaturday 105; Sunday 15. Admission: $3 per
person (12 & up). The main museum building, the 1849 stone Kammlah
house and store, features eight furnished rooms, a wine cellar; three
pioneer kitchens with open hearths, a stone covered hof (yard). Other
buildings include the Fassel family limestone home furnished with
buggies, a smokehouse, a barn and blacksmith shop, the Walton-Smith
log cabin, the authentic Weber Sunday House, the one-room White Oak
schoolhouse, and the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department Museum.
A home-cooked German meal is offered with a two week notice. Minimum
of 15 people. Contact Gillespie County Historical Society, 312 W.
San Antonio St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Round Up at Heard Ranch, 210-997-7217 or 824-3328, Tivydale
Rd. Show and meal by appointment. A cattle roundup where Heard Ranch
cowboys and vaqueros herd, rope, tie and brand calves for visiting
spectators. After the demonstration, cowboys answer questions and
converse with the guests. Includes a Texas style barbeque from the
Vereins Kirche Museum, 210-997-2835. Hours MondaySaturday
104, Sunday 14. Admission $1.50 per person (12 years and
up). Originally constructed in 1847 as a church, meeting hall, school,
and fort, this building is the landmark building of Fredericksburg.
Vereins Kirche translates to "Society Church." Features
pictures and artifacts about life in early Gillespie
County. Contact the Gillespie County Historical Society, 312 W. San
Antonio St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Wildseed Farms Market Center, 210-990-8080, Hwy 290
E (7 miles). One of the nation's largest working wildflower farms.
Market Center includes seeds, wine, peaches, antiques and other Texas
Hill Country gifts.
January: Midnight Volksmarch; Gillespie Co. 4-H
& FFA Livestock Show; Gem & Mineral Show
February: Masken Ball; Gun & Knife Show; Hug In; Pedernales
March: St. Francis Xavier Parish Fest; Hereford Association
Sale; Mud Dauber Festival & Ball; Country Peddler Show; Nimitz
Museum Program; Easter Fires Program
April: Gun & Knife Show; Outdoor Expo; Spring Herb Fest;
Spring Real Antiques Show; Pitapat Dance; Wildflower Run & Walk
May: Founder's Day Celebration; Comanche Nation Pow-Wow; Memorial
June: Artists Invitational Show; Country Peddler Show; Hill
Country Golf Classic; JuneAugust Parimutuel Horse Racing; Volkssport
Festival; Stonewall Peach JAMboree & Rodeo; Antique Tractor &
July: Children's 4th of July Parade; Night in Old Fredericksburg
Festival; NIOF Parimutuel Horse Racing; Vor Schuetzenfest; Hill Country
Auto Swap Meet & Car Display
August: Bundes Schuetzenfest; Ecumenical Peace Program; Doss
October: Oktoberfest; Hill Country Cycle Tour: St. Joseph's
Hall Craft Sale; State Chili Championship & Ball; TX Mesquite
Art Festival; Nimitz Symposium; Food & Wine Fest
November: Die Kunstler von Fredericksburg Art Show; Veterans
Day Salute; Real Antiques Show; Gun & Knife Show; Regional Christmas
Lighting Tour Begins; Country Peddler Show
December: Jaycee Santa Claus Parade; Kinderfest; Pearl Harbor
Program; Stonewall Heritage Society Gala; Kristkindl Markt; Candlelight
Tour of Homes; Zweiter Weihnachten; New Year's Eve Dance
Bed & Breakfast/Guesthouse Reservations Services
Bed & Breakfast of Fredericksburg, 210-997-4712
Be My Guest, 210-997-7227
Gastehaus Schmidt Reservation Service, 210-997-5612
Hill Country Lodging & Reservation Service, 210-990-8455 or 800-745-3591
Best Western Sunday House Inn, 210-997-4484
Budget Host Deluxe Inn, 800-bud-host or 210-997-3344
Comfort Inn, 210-997-9811
Country Inn, 210-997-2185
Days Inn Suites, 800-329-7466
Dietzel Motel, 210-997-3330
Econo Lodge, 210-997-3437
Frederick Motel, 800-996-6050, 210-997-6050
Fredericksburg Inn & Suites, 210-997-0202
Frontier Inn Motel, 210-997-4389
Miller Inn, 210-997-2244
Peach Tree Inn, 800-843-4666, 210-997-2117
Save Inn, 210-997-6568
Stonewall Motel, 210-644-2661
Sunset Motel, 210-997-9581
Alfredo's, 505 W. Main, 210-997-8593
Altdorf Restaurant, 301 W. Main, 210-997-7865
Andy's Diner, 413 S. Washington, 210-997-3744
Auslander Restaurant, 323 E. Main, 210-997-7714
Biggardi's Restaurant, 1035 Hwy. 16 S
China Garden, 116 N. Crockett, 210-997-0231
Church's Chicken, 614 E. Main, 210-997-7333
Circle C Chuckwagon, Hwy. 87 S, 210-997-9893
Cookie Jar, 106 E. Main, 210-997-3499
Dairy Queen, 902 E. Main, 210-997-4648
Der Lindenbaum, 312 E. Main, 210-997-9126
Enchanted Inn, 3 miles N. from Main on RR 965, 210-997-5206
Engel's Deli, 320 E. Main, 210-997-3176
El Gallo Restaurant, 11 Miles out Hwy. 290 W, 210-669-2406
Fredericksburg Brewing Co., 245 E. Main, 210-997-1646
Fredericksburg Herb Farm, 402 Whitney, 210-997-8615
Friedhelm's Bavarian Inn & Bar, 905 W. Main, 210-997-6300
Gallery Restaurant, 230 E. Main, 210-997-8777
George's Old German Bakery, 225 W. Main, 210-997-9084
Golden Corral Restaurant, 518 E. Main, 210-997-6213
Ken Hall Barbecue Place, 1.5 miles S of Main, Hwy. 87, 210-997-2353
Harry's on the Loop, FM 1323, Willow City Loop, 210-685-3553
Lincoln Street, 111 S. Lincoln, 210-997-8463
Los Compadres Mexican Restaurant, 2 miles from Main, Hwy. 16 N, 210-997-5856
Luckenbach Inn, Luckenbach Road, 800-997-1124
Mamacita's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, 506 E. Main, 210-997-9546
McDonald's, 611 E. Main, 210-997-7600
Navajo Grill, 209 E. Main, 210-990-8289
The Nest, 607 S. Washington, 210-990-8383
Peach Tree Tea Room/The Peach Tree After Hours, 210 S. Adams Street,
Pizza Hut, 1104 E. Main, 210-997-7222
Plateau Cafe, 312 W. Main, 210-997-1853
Porky's Hamburger & Onion Ring Co., 904 W. Main, 210-997-6882
The Queen's Head, 419 W. Main, 210-997-9929
Sonic Drive In, 1106 W. Main, 210-997-7303
Spanish Cellar Bistro, 201 N. Llano, 210-997-9076
Stag's Leap, 755 S. Washington, 210-990-8881
Sunday House Restaurant & Convention Center, 515 E. Main, 210-997-9696
Wheeler's Restaurant, 204 E. Main, 210-990-8180
The White Buffalo, 304 N. Llano, 210-997-9127
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