- June 17, 2020

Here’s Why You Should Visit Fredericksburg Town Square

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As part of our Salvage Summer program we’re visiting some of our favorite Texas towns. This week we’re headed to Fredericksburg!

Main Street is all locally owned businesses, operated by people that call Fredericksburg home. Franchises and chain stores are not allowed in the National Historic District (which runs along Main Street) so rest assured that your Fredericksburg shopping experience will be unique. Fredericksburg might be an hour and half drive outside of Austin but the scenic Hill Country drive, in addition to the town square, makes it totally worth the trip! And you may find some wineries, breweries, and distilleries along the way that are open, as they have ample space for socially distancing. Visit their website for more!

Austin.com is and always has been a site that celebrates and promotes the unique people and places of Austin, TX and surrounding cities. Though many businesses, locations, and events are closed at this time, we continue to highlight those things so that you can plan to experience them in the future.

Here are five places we recommend located deep in the heart of Fredericksburg!

Caliche Coffee
338 West Main Street
But first coffee. The Caliche family renovated a historic building on the west end of Main Street into a welcoming community hub for Fredericksburg. They work hard to ensure sustainably sourced products and support the farmers who grow it. It’s a great place to enjoy a cup of your favorite brew.

Black Chalk Home & Laundry
306 South Lincoln
One of the most unique home decor and gift boutiques in the Texas Hill Country. The building itself is steeped in history and takes you back to a bygone era that delights the senses.  You can find a fabulous eclectic home goods store, featuring furniture, gifts, kitchen goods, rugs, lighting and other curated finds.

InSight Gallery
214 West Main Street
InSight Gallery represents a select group of painters and sculptors living and working today in landscape, figurative, impressionistic, still life, wildlife and Western art. InSight Gallery is dedicated to bringing only the highest quality of fine art to the Texas Hill Country and to the national art market. It’s a great stop for every type of art lover.

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We invite collectors and novices alike to come explore our museum-like space.

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The Ausländer
312 East Main Street
Der Lindenbaum (The Linden Tree) – located in the heart of historic Fredericksburg offers authentic German cuisine in a cozy and friendly atmosphere. The menu has options big or small to fit anyones appetite. They also have one of the largest selections of German beers (bottled and draft) in Texas. Don’t forget delicious desserts and a gourmet coffee and tea selection!


Elk Store Winery & Distillery
327 East Main Street
Two Czech brothers proudly produce small batch moonshine, gin, rum and whiskey from a one-of-a-kind handmade Kentucky copper still. Elk Store Winery & Distillery serves an incredible large collection of wines by the glass, bottle or case, along with offering small batch handmade liquors by the bottle or cocktail. Elk Store boasts a lounge, a gourmet menu and a massive covered back patio perfect for Texas summers and social distancing.

For more of our favorite Texas town squares, check out our full list here.

Featured photo courtesy of Visit Fredericksburg .

Find out more about our Salvage Summer program click here to see all we have planned to help you make the best of your summer.