Arts, History & Culture

The German families that settled Fredericksburg were proud of their education and culture. That spirit endures to the Fredericksburg of today.

We live our heritage.
Main Street is home to the famous Nimitz Museum of the Pacific War - touchstone for a generation; Pioneer Museum - preserving our heritage; Fort Martin Scott - a frontier outpost. A casual stroll down any street reveals historic German homes of limestone and fachwerk. A short drive takes you to jewels of history, including the LBJ Ranch.

Arts are a way of life.
An ever-growing number of artists find Fredericksburg the perfect inspiration and outlet for the arts. All types of visual artists support galleries and shows. Fredericksburg boasts a strong community theater. And of course, the area is gaining an international reputation for its live music scene, with many clubs, concerts, and performing venues.

Culture is the community.
Fredericksburg continues the tradition of the "verein" or community club. Various groups of like-minded citizens gather to listen to music, share poetry, stay fit, even to compete in traditional shooting sports.

Every city has museums. But Fredericksburg lives its memories.