Fredericksburg Texas is about a 1 hour drive from San Antonio. We stopped by Fredericksburg for the night between Midland and San Antonio—and we were so glad that we did. This little German town has lots to do, including the town centre, which has several blocks of old buildings that have been lovingly kept beautiful. Here, you’ll find dozens of little shops, cafés, restaurants (some serving German food and beer, and others serving typical Texas fare), and more. There is a lovely little park on one end of the town centre, perfect for a picnic or a gathering during one of Fredericksburg’s town events.
For a town with only about 11,000 people, this place really has a lot to offer. The Texas hospitality you’ve heard about definitely resides here. Founded in 1846, Frederickburg’s town centre/historical district has recently been added to the Texas National Register of Historical Places.
I hadn’t heard of Fredericksburg prior to planning our trip to Texas, but on Tripadvisor and elsewhere, the name came up—with many recommendations for places to check out. Mostly, I’d say it is worth a day or 2 to stop and check out the town centre, visit the National Museum of the Pacific War —which can easily take up several (well-spent) hours, and the Pioneer Museum (which we didn’t get a chance to check out, but I’ll do so the next time I head down there). The Pioneer Museum is a 3 acre site with old houses and buildings set up to view and visit. There are farmer’s markets, concerts and golf tournaments on the grounds, throughout the year. If you’re interested, there are also many vineyards nearby where you can go on wine tours.
Every building in the historical area is unique, and from a different time period. Couldn’t you picture the building below with horses ‘parked’ out front and a dirt road?