Discover Cottage Charm in Fredericksburg, Texas

See Cottage Charm in Fredericksburg, Texas
Photography courtesy Julia Ermlich

What to See and Do

While exploring Fredericksburg, pay attention to the German roots of the town. Its heritage is apparent in many street names, menu items at restaurants, and stores. Visitors can take a step back in time with a visit to the Pioneer Museum, and the town boasts one of the country’s biggest Oktoberfest celebrations every fall. Take a scenic drive through the Hill Country. If you’re there in spring, visit Wildseed Farms—the perfect spot to enjoy the splendor of wildflowers. After dining at the on-site café, wander through the gardens, and even pick up a plant or pack of seeds to bring home. Or visit Enchanted Rock to take in sweeping panoramas of the Texas Hill Country atop the second-largest granite dome in the country. Linger awhile to enjoy some of the other trails in the park.

See Cottage Charm in Fredericksburg, Texas
Photography courtesy Steve Rawls

If history is more appealing to you, visit the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Sitting on over 1,500 acres, the sprawling park gives visitors a closer look at the 36th president of the United States. Take a tour of the Texas White House and see where much of Johnson’s business as president was conducted. In the middle of town, the National Museum of the Pacific War is a world-class, 6.5-acre museum complex. With hands-on displays, it’s a must-see for history buffs.