810 S. Adams
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone: (830) 997-3437
Fax: (830) 997-4405
Arts & Museums
Fredericksburg's best known building, this is a replica of the original Vereins Kirche which was built by the first settlers of Fredericksburg in 1847 and was Fredericksburg's first public building. Permanent exhibits which outline the history of the County and its citizens are showcased in the museum which also features rotating exhibits.
The Kammlah house and store, built of stone in 1849, anchors this museum complex which features authentic structures built by Texas' German settlers, along with their handmade artifacts. The store displays country merchandise of the late 19th century and all of the buildings have signs explaining the building and its contents. A map for self guided tours around the complex is available.
Hill Country Museum is a Kerrville landmark, that was the property of Charles Schreiner, a well respected and successful Kerrville merchant. Alfred Giles, the renowned San Antonio architect designed Schreiner Mansion. It is a combination of Chateauesque and Romanesque Revival styles of architecture. It was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Over 600 artists are represented at this art center where you can see a large variety of mediums including woodwork, jewelry, photography, painting, quilting, ceramics, and basketry. A gift shop and library are also on site. Workshops, classes, and lectures are available.
Western heritage is celebrated through art at the Museum of Western Art, previously known as the Cowboy Artists of America Museum. Cowboys, Native Americans, women of the West, settlers, ranches, mountain men, and others are featured through various themed exhibits. A 5,000 volume Western art and history library is available to the public.
Visit this unique 140 acre ranch that has a Mediterranean style landscape and view the contemporary paintings and sculptures of artist Benini including innovative shaped paintings, surrealistic pieces, and multi-dimensional artworks on canvas. The ranch includes Benini's residence, guest house, and a 14,000 square foot building that houses numerous showrooms, studios, and a fine arts library.