7 Interesting Things To Do In Fredericksburg, Texas

By Dhruvalakshmi Paithankar on Jan 25, 2019
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Fredericksburg is a small, laid-back city in Texas. But, it surprisingly offers many exciting activities and places. Its rich German heritage makes it a must-visit place for history buffs whereas an array of wineries make it a haven for wine connoisseurs. Even though a hidden gem, there are different things to do in Fredericksburg no matter when you are visiting this city. All you have to do is refer to this list of preferred activities while creating your itinerary and you are good to go! 

1. Go to National Museum of the Pacific War

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National Museum of the Pacific War is rightfully one of the top tourist attractions in Fredericksburg. It was once the home of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz who had served during the Second World War. The Admiral Nimitz Museum is also located on its premises where you will get to understand the fascinating journey of Nimitz. Do take a guided tour to make the best of your visit. 

2. Explore different vineyards and wineries

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Texas is known to be the paradise for wine connoisseurs and its lovely city of Fredericksburg does not disappoint when it comes to wineries. There are more than 40 wineries in Fredericksburg, some in the city whereas some on the outskirts. Be it the most famous Grape Creek Vineyards or lesser-known Lost Draw Cellars, each place has something unique to offer. Places like Barons Creek Vineyards and Pontotoc Vineyard Weingarten are also a must visit. 

3. Soak in the local flavor at Marktplatz

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Tucked away in the heart of the city, Marktplatz is a wonderful public park. Surrounding the famous octagonal-shaped Vereins Kirche, this park is always bustling with visitors. If you are looking for fun things to do in Fredericksburg, then this is the place to be! With well-equipped play areas for kids, large pavilions, picnic areas, and ice skating in winters, Marktplatz also hosts different events throughout the year. 

4. Take a stroll in Wildseed Farms

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The moment you step in Wildseed Farms, you will be surrounded by intoxicating natural fragrances. With an experience of over 35 years, it has become a wonderful point of interest in Fredericksburg. Its 200 acres are proud to be one of the largest working wildflower farms in the country. You can buy different seeds, explore walking trails, or simply take in the stunning, vibrant beauty around. 

5. Spend some time at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park

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All you have to do to get away from hustle and bustle of a city is visit the Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Nestled along the shores of Lady Bird Johnson Park Reservoir, this place offers some of the best things to do in Fredericksburg. Different sports fields, play areas, pavilions with BBQ pits, picnic tables, camping sites, and nature trails will keep you engaged for hours. You can also enjoy fishing at Live Oak Creek and swimming during summers. 

6. Stop by the St Mary's Catholic Church

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With a history dating back to the 1840s, St Mary's Catholic Church holds a significant place in local history. Its spectacular interior where walls are adorned with paintings and murals is something you should not miss witnessing. Offering your prayers here or simply being part of the local canvas are some of the top free things to do in Fredericksburg.

7. Go hiking at Enchanted Rock

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Located hardly 25 miles away from Fredericksburg, Enchanted Rock is a mountain that attracts many nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Considered to be the largest pink granite mountain in the USA, this area offers many outdoor things to do in Fredericksburg. Hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing here are some of the must-have experiences. 

Which of these would you like to visit during your Fredericksburg trip?

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  • Do you have to pay to get in or do anything of the listed things?

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    • Some places on the list like St Mary's Catholic Church can be visited free of cost whereas attractions like the National Museum of the Pacific War have entry fees. 

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  • When is the Christmas Parade in Fredericksburg?

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    • The 2019 Fredericksburg Christmas Parade will be hosted on Saturday 7th December from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. 

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  • are the winery's open on Sundays

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    • Most of the wineries are open on Sundays, but if you want, you can call them to confirm the timings before visiting. 

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