A Local’s Guide to Fredericksburg
by Hannah J. Phillips
Photographs by Gracie Byrd Jones
Katie Turpin loves living in Fredericksburg and shares all of the reasons why on her blog, Sunshine Texas Day. Luckily, we convinced the mother of three to create a cheat sheet for all of you. Thanks, Katie!
Relax and get a cozy night’s sleep right on Main Street at the historic and fabulously decorated Albertina House. Or, for an out-on-the-farm experience, look no further than the Bluebird Farmhouse, a 1930s turkey farm turned B&B, situated on 12 acres, less than a mile from town.
Farm Haus Antiques holds treasures for the home. For the kitchen, check out Der Kuchen Laden.
To enjoy a burger and a beer under swaying pecan trees and a starlit sky, try the Pecan Grove Store. If it’s wine you’re after, visit La Bergerie. Here you’ll find a great bottle and everything for a top-notch cheese and charcuterie board, including in-house smoked meats. Narrow Path Winery has a quaint tasting room on Main Street, or you can venture out of town a bit for natural wines and awesome views at Southold Farm + Cellar.
Orchards abound, and you can pick your own peaches at Jenschke Orchards in the summer and pumpkins at Vogel Orchard in the fall.
Want an outstanding history experience? The Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm and the Pioneer Museum are both gems that tell the fascinating stories of Fredericksburg’s first settlers.