Looking for things to do in Fredericksburg Texas? How much time do you have? You just might need a month!
This amazing town truly has something for everyone. World-class Texas wines, war museums, Texas Rangers historical exhibits, and stunning scenery are just a few areas to entice visitors. The town’s German heritage also lends itself well to tasty food and beautiful historic buildings.
If you are ready to plan your visit, then take a look at our choices of top things to do in Fredericksburg TX.
National Museum Of The Pacific War
While many World War II museums focus on the war in Europe, this impressive museum focuses on the war in the Pacific and Pearl Harbor. This museum is one of the top things for history buffs in Fredericksburg TX.
The museum houses over 55,000 square feet of exhibit space, including a memorial courtyard, the Plaza of Presidents, the Japanese Garden of Peace, and the George H. W. Bush Gallery. This museum is also home to the Nimitz Gallery which showcases exhibits from the life and career of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, a Fredericksburg TX native.
The National Museum of the Pacific War is Open Wednesday – Monday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and free for children aged five or younger.
Allow 2-3 hours to visit the museum.
Fredericksburg Herb Farm – A Hill Country Escape
If you are looking for a quaint, beautiful place to stay in Fredericksburg TX, then look at the cottages at the Fredericksburg Herb Farm. The property is conveniently located a few blocks from Main Street, with 14 cottages, a spa, a gift shop, and a restaurant.
Even if you don’t stay here, you should stop by for a stroll through the lovely gardens. The gardens include over 60 plant species native to Texas and 33 herb species in the culinary garden.
Fredericksburg Theater Company
Spend an enchanted evening in a small, 250-seat theater, enjoying not just a local theater company but an excellent local theater company!
The Fredericksburg Theater Company was founded by Jeryl Hoover in 1997, to “entertain, educate, enrich and inspire.”
The company performs at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, just outside of downtown Fredericksburg. Performances are held on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm, with a matinee show on Sundays at 2:00 pm. Check their website for show information and to purchase tickets.
Willow City Loop
If you are lucky enough to be visiting Fredericksburg TX, in the spring, then a scenic drive on the Willow City Loop should be at the top of your must-do list. The best time to visit is when the wildflowers are in bloom, usually from March to May.
The loop is a 13-mile route across hills and valleys with a stunning view of meadows filled with wildflowers. Most of the flowers are the colorful Texas state flower, bluebonnets. However, you will also see sunflowers, poppies, and other blooming wildflowers.
You can find the loop by heading north from Fredericksburg on State Route 16 towards Willow City. While most people will drive the route, riding your bike and enjoying a slower-paced visit is also possible.
Fort Martin Scott Historic Site
Visit the first U.S. Army outpost on the TX frontier. The fort was used by the Army from 1848 to 1852. It was also used as a camp by the Texas Rangers before and after that time.
On display here are:
The original garrison building, now restored
An old 1800’s farm shed.
Three reproduction garrison buildings.
The fort is managed by the neighboring Texas Rangers Center. Fort Martin Scott is open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, admission is free, and tours are self-guided.
Texas Rangers Heritage Center
Just outside of Fredericksburg TX, the Texas Rangers Heritage Center is dedicated to honoring this elite group of law enforcement agents.
Visitors can tour the open-air pavilion to see a display of artifacts and the Ranger Ring of Honor. The Soaring Memorial is also located here, dedicated to those Texas Rangers who gave their lives in service to the people of TX.
A new building is currently under construction, which will house artifacts and immersive exhibits on the history of the Texas Rangers.
Texas Hill Country Tours
Explore the most famous town of the Hill Country and learn more about Fredericksburg’s German heritage. You can sit back and relax as your friendly expert guide leads you on a fun tour of Fredericksburg.
Our popular tours include:
Historic Fredericksburg TX District Tour – With the guidance of an expert local guide, you’ll see the top sites and hear the history of this area.
LBJ Ranch Presidential Tour – Tour the ranch and homeplace of our 36th president.
City Tour of Fredericksburg TX – A trolley tour of the town highlights where you can see incredible places for German food, live music, and outdoor activities to enjoy during your visit.
Fredericksburg Tours also offers fun wine tasting tours, unique seasonal options, and private customized tours.