Top Things To Do In Fredericksburg TX That Everyone Will Enjoy

Things To Do In Fredericksburg TX

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. For history buffs, this museum is one of the top things to do 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 age 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 Theatre 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 Theatre 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 Texas 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.

Go online, or call us today to reserve your next great tour!

Duration
5 hours
Group Size
Up to 10

Fredericksburg TX Wine Tasting Tour - 3 wineries and lunch

Exploring the Fredericksburg wine country on this all-inclusive tour means that there aren’t any hidden expenses—just a day tasting wines in the countryside. This tour not only ensures a safe trip by handling all transportation, but also includes tasting fees, snacks, lunch, and bottled water. This guided tour takes out the guesswork by bringing you the best of the best.

Duration
5:30 to 6 hours
Group Size
8 to 22

Fredericksburg Wine Trolley

Join us for an unforgettable journey sampling wine in the Texas Hill Country's Only Wine Trolley! We rendezvous in the parking lot of the Fredericksburg Visitors' Center located at 302 E Austin Street and whisk you off for TASTINGS, WINERY TOURS, and A LOT of WINE APPRECIATION. The Texas Wine Country is the 2nd largest AVA in the United States and the 2nd most visited wine region. Join us as we introduce you to Texas Wines and the wineries that produce them.

Duration
5 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
6 to 12

Boutique Winery Experience

Our popular day tour is designed to provide our guests with a great wine experience. Each stop is unique in its wine offerings, atmosphere, and personality. This tour bypasses the crowds of large tasting facilities and offers a more intimate and educational wine tasting tour. Excellent for the wine novice as well as the experts.

This is an open, ticketed tour. One ticket per person.

Duration
5 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 24

Wine, Brew and Spirits Tour

This tour is designed for those who want to experience a sampling of everything the Texas Hill Country offers. Visit a distillery to try Hill Country spirits, a local brewery to discover your favorite new brew and a winery to experience Texas Wine tastings. A delicious lunch and all tasting fees are included.

Duration
3 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 24

LBJ Ranch Presidential Tour

This insightful tour offers an opportunity for visitors to tour the ranch homeplace of our 36th President. Just over an hour away from Austin and San Antonio, the scenic LBJ Ranch is located in the picturesque Texas Hill Country. Starting in Fredericksburg, TX, and traveling to nearby Stonewall, the guided tour will provide a glimpse into the life and legacy of our nation's 36th President.

This is an open, ticketed tour - one ticket per person but also offered as a private tour.

***Pricing***
Adults (18-64 years old) - $44
Seniors, Veteran, Active Military, and First Responder - $36
Children (3-13 years old) - $22