About Fredericksburg Texas
No town embodies the spirit of the Texas Hill Country better than Fredericksburg, Texas. Fredericksburg’s amazing history and vibrant individuals make it the Hill Country’s most popular tourist destination. Traditional German residents frequently called Fredericksburg Fritztown. This nickname is still used in some businesses today. Fredericksburg is also distinguished as the home of Texas German.
40% of Texas’ peaches are grown in Gillespie County. Several roads leading into Fredericksburg are lined with peach stands. Most of these stands are along Highway 290 and Highway 87 South between Fredericksburg and Stonewall. Texas Hill Country’s peach season runs from mid-May through the first week of August in a standard year. There are also several orchards that offer pick-your-own.
- Population: 10,715
- Gillespie County produces 40% of Texas’ peaches.
- There are 14 local wineries, making the city the center of Texas Wine Country.
- People flock from all over to visit Enchanted rock.
Wineries and vineyards are spread out through the Texas Hill Country. Fredericksburg is the center of the Texas Hill Country wine region, with fourteen local wineries. Gillespie County has won both state and national honors for several of their quality wines. Many locals enjoy going to the Fredericksburg Winery on Main Street.
Fredericksburg has 150+ boutiques, shops and art galleries. There are also several spas in Fredericksburg to relax at.
Music is no stranger to Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg is becoming an extremely popular music destination. The venues in Fredericksburg book both regional and national artists and also host annual music events.
People flock to Texas Hill Country to enjoy the great outdoors. Fredericksburg is a great location to do so. Enchanted rock is an extremely popular destination for hiking, rock climbing, bicycling, and horseback riding. There are also millions of bats and 300 species of birds for the nature enthusiasts to enjoy.
$15 nightly admission. $20 Weekend Pass. Weekend Pass must be purchased in advance. This is a TTTPA Sanctioned Event.
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A Day of Family Fun with Thomas and Friends. Take a 25 minute ride with a full size Thomas the Tank Engine TM. Meet Sir Topham Hatt. Enjoy Storytelling, Live Music, Build with Lego® Duplo® Bricks and Much More!
Come take a step back in time and witness what it was like to be a settler during the frontier days. See a real live blacksmith, sugar cane made into syrup, bread baked in a wood burning stove, or visit a one-room school house and “do your lessons” on a slate board.
The Fort Croghan Museum and Grounds are open April through August, Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Established in 1849, Fort Croghan was the third of the first four forts established by the United States government to protect settlements from hostile Indians. From 1849 until its decommission in 1853 Fort Croghan was the home to Company C, 8th Infantry, U.S.A. (mounted) and eventually became the headquarters of the Second Dragoon Regiment.
Today’s Fort Croghan is representative of those early days of what was to become Burnet, Texas. Come and visit us. See the sights and imagine the sounds of the frontier as you visit the blacksmith’s shop, the one room school house, the powder house or the stage coach stop. The museum offers over 1200 historic artifacts from in and around the Burnet County area. Come visit the Texas frontier as it once was. Come visit Fort Croghan.
People love yard sales and bargains! Treasure hunters? Pickers? You have got to see this. Garage Sales in Downtown Burnet around the Square. Love bargains? Love the chase? Come to Burnet and the City-Wide Garage Sale!
Come Buy or Sell Treasures, Antiques & Collectibles, Jewelry, Furniture, Tools, Electronics, Books, Clothing, Sporting Goods and Much More. There is something for Everyone!
Garage Sales in Downtown Burnet around the Square.
Feel the anticipation of Joseph and Mary approaching the gates, urgency quickening their steps.
Pick your way through transients, peddlers, the crippled, and aged in the town’s fringe. Experience the presence of animals as they affect all aspects of life in that time . . camels, donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, and doves.
Explore the narrow streets to faint strains of ancient music and savor the smells of fresh goat butter, campfires, and hot bread. Then immerse yourself in the din of the marketplace; the revelers in the tavern, shouted insults to and from the Roman oppressors, merchants, craftspeople, taxpayers, and beggars all seeking money, or position, or revenge.
Search for the inn, only to find it full (as others did long ago). Then follow the trail to the cave where a road-weary couple has moved in with the animals, their place in God’s plan and secular history to be made secure on this night. For the child in their arms was the incarnation of God Himself, come to the world that all who would place their faith in Him might enjoy eternal fellowship in His presence.