Places to See

Admiral Nimitz Museum and Historical Center: 340 E. Main Street (830) 997-4379. Dedicated to everyone who served in the Pacific War. The George Bush Gallery of the Pacific War, the Plaza of the Presidents, and the History Walk of the Pacific War are all part of the park. Fee

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area: RR 965 N. (18 miles) (915) 247-3903 This 1,643-acre park is home to the second largest granite outcrop in the US, and provides opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, camping, and picnicking. Fee

Wildseed Farms, Ltd.: Hwy. 290 East, 7 miles East of Fredericksburg (830) 990-1393 Visit one of the nation’s largest working wildflower farms. Open daily. Self guided tours of the flowers available. Color from Spring through first frost.

Historic District: Heart of Fredericksburg: Over 80 points of historic interest and significance in the district. A free self-guided walking map of the district is available at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center, located at 106 N. Adams Street, and guided walking tours are available through K&K Historic Tours for a fee.

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park: Texas Hwy. 16 South, 3 miles (830) 997-4202 This 340 acre park features wooded picnic and recreation areas. The Lady Bird Johnson Park has numerous pavilions, playgrounds, tennis courts, a pool, and fishing.

Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course: Texas Hwy. 16 South, 3 miles (800) 950-8147 Beautiful 18 hole championship golf course open seven days a week. Fee

LBJ State and National Historical Parks: Hwy. 290 East, 16 miles The LBJ park complex encompasses 700 acres and has a visitor center, historic areas, tours, exhibits, and hiking trails. LBJ Ranch Bus Tour: Hwy. 290 East, 16 Miles Group Reservations (830) 868-7128 x 266 These National Park Service Tours visit the Summer White House, Lyndon Baines Johnson birthplace, cemetery, and ranch. Hour and a half tour departs from visitor center at park. Fee

Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm: LBJ State Park (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.

Vereins Kirche Museum: Center of Markplatz., Main Street This unique building is a well-known landmark of the city of Fredericksburg in the heart of town. Learn about the original “Society’s Church” and its interesting history. Fee

Luckenbach, Texas: RR 1376, 8 miles Southeast of Fredericksburg (830) 997-3224 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.

Fredericksburg Herb Farm: 402 Whitney Street (6 blocks off W. Main) (830) 997-8615 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.

Gillespie County Wineries and Vineyards: Located throughout the area. Becker Vineyards (830) 644-2681; Bell Mountain Winery (830) 685-3297 Fredericksburg Winery (830) 990-8747; Grape Creek Vineyard (830) 644-2710 Visit our 4 wineries and numerous vineyards for tours and tastings. Fee(s)

Fort Martin Scott Historic Site: 1606 E. Main (830) 997-9895 Visit this pre-Civil War military outpost to learn about the first frontier fort in Texas.

Pioneer Museum Complex: 309 W. Main Street (830) 997-2835 This museum contains superb examples of early German structures and artifacts. Open to the public seven days a week. Prior arrangements required for special tours of historic homes and sites owned by the Gillespie County Historical Society. Fee

Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area (Bat Tunnel) Old San Antonio Hwy. 12 miles Open nightly June through October. View a colony of Mexican free-tail bats as they fly out for their nightly hunt.

Round Up at Heard Ranch: Tivydale Road (830) 997-7217 Watch as the ranch cowboys round up and work cattle; Bar-B-Que meal. Fee

 

FREDERICKSBURG AREA TOURS

Fredericksburg Herb Farm: 402 Whitney Street (6 blocks off W. Main) (830) 997-8615 Beautiful organic herb gardens; a celebration of scent and color. The Herb Farm also has a tea room, candle shop, and retail area along with the herb gardens. Free Tour

K&K Historic Tours: (830) 990-0155 Provides walking tours and step on guide service of the Historic District. Fee

LBJ Ranch Bus Tour: Hwy. 290 East, 16 Miles (830) 868-7128 ext. 266 These National Park Service Tours visit the Summer White House and ranch. Tour departs from visitor center at park. Fee

Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area (Bat Tunnel): Old San Antonio Hwy. 12 miles Open nightly June through October. View a colony of Mexican free-tail bats as they fly out for their nightly hunt. Free admission to Old Tunnel upper viewing deck. Reservation required for special group tour to lower deck. (830) 644-2252 Fee

Pioneer Museum Complex: 309 W. Main Street (830) 997-2835 This museum contains superb examples of early German structures and artifacts. Open to the public seven days a week. Prior arrangements required for special tours of historic homes and sites owned by the Gillespie County Historical Society. Fee

Round Up at Heard Ranch: Tivydale Road (830) 997-7217 Watch as the ranch cowboys round up and work cattle; Bar-B-Que meal. Fee

Gillespie County Wineries and Vineyards: Located throughout the area. Visit our 4 wineries and numerous vineyards for tours and tastings. Fee(s) Becker Vineyards (830) 644-2681 – Hwy. 290 E. 11 Miles, Right on Jenschke Lane Bell Mountain Winery (830) 685-3297 – Hwy 16 N. 15 Miles Fredericksburg Winery (830) 990-8747 – 247 W. Main St. Grape Creek Vineyard (830) 644-2710 – Hwy. 290 E. 10 Miles