Top 10 Things to do in Stonewall, United States

January 25, 2018 Moriah Teneyck

Stonewall is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Gillespie County, Texas, United States. The population was 525 at the 2010 census. It was named after Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson, by Israel P. Nunez, who established a stage station near the site in 1870.
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1. Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

199 State Park Road 52, Stonewall, TX 78671 +1 830-644-2252
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4.5 based on 346 reviews

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

Visitors to this day use park can enjoy historical sites, picnicking, fishing, swimming, nature and wildlife viewing. As of May 2014, the park is home to part of the Official Texas State Longhorn Herd. If you plan to swim at the park, read through our swimming safety tips before you come. Be sure to visit the Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead, a living history farm, presented as it was in 1918. Interpreters wear period clothing, do the farm and household chores as they were done at that time, and conduct tours for the visitors. Located east of the visitor center, off the nature trail. The abundant wildlife of the Hill Country is highlighted by enclosures containing buffalo, longhorn and white-tailed deer. These animals have played a part in the park's history, and the local wildlife continues to be an important attraction for visitors. The park is famous for its spring wildflower display. The Visitor Center is the focal point of Lyndon B. Johnson State Park. It contains memorabilia from President Johnson's presidency and interactive displays about the land and people that shaped a president. Attached to the Visitor Center is the Behrens Cabin, a two-room dogtrot cabin built by German immigrant H. C. Behrens during the 1870s. The furnishings are typical of such homes in that period. Visitors can further explore the history of these immigrants by viewing the 1860s Danz family log cabin located just west of the Visitor Center. An auditorium in the visitor center complex will accommodate 234 persons for state performances or films. An outdoor amphitheater is used for a variety of programs. A nature trail, including a Hill Country botanical exhibit, winds past wildlife enclosures stocked with bison, white-tailed deer, wild Turkey, other native wildlife, and longhorn cattle. Directly across the Pedernales River from the LBJ State Park is the LBJ Ranch, part of LBJ National Historical Park. The Annual LBJ Tree Lighting takes place in mid-December. Educational & Interpretive Programs Tours of the complex, including the Sauer-Beckmann farm with its smokehouse, Victorian style house, garden, and log house lasts approximately an hour; group reservations are accepted. No entrance fee is required, but donation boxes are available. Individuals and families can take the tour on a first-come, first-serve basis.Directly across the Pedernales River from the LBJ State Park is the LBJ Ranch, part of LBJ National Historical Park. Self-guided tours of the Ranch begin at the LBJ State Park Visitor Center. Among the sites on the Ranch are the one-room Junction School first attended by the four-year-old Lyndon B. Johnson in 1912, reconstructed birthplace and nearby Johnson family cemetery where the former President is buried, and the Texas White House. The drive also takes visitors through the pasturelands where Hereford cattle, descended from those owned by President Johnson, can be viewed. Self-guided tours of the LBJ Ranch begin at the LBJ State Park Visitor Center and are available daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, when the national park is closed. For more information & hours of operation, visit the LBJ National Historical Park web site. Check the calendar for upcoming events and programs. Natural Features The abundant wildlife of the Hill Country is highlighted by enclosures containing buffalo (American bison), longhorn and white-tailed deer. These animals have played a part in the park's history, and the local wildlife continues to be an important attraction for visitors. The park is famous for its spring wildflower display.

Reviewed By StephOliver17 - Houston, Texas

We stopped by this park on a road trip because it was such a pretty day. This was a spontaneous visit and we are so glad we stopped.

If it’s a nice day out you can walk the trails and take a look at the animals. It’s very relaxing. Would be nice for a field trip or family outing as well because of how historical the park is. We are looking forward to visiting again and going on a guided tour.

2. Sauer-Beckmann Farm

501 State Park Rd 52, Stonewall, TX, TX 78671 +1 830-644-2455
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Sauer-Beckmann Farm

Visitors to this 19th-century working farm can observe the locals feeding animals, making butter, and other tasks.

Reviewed By Tennessee50plus - Springfield, Tennessee

I really enjoy visiting living history museums. They are always very informative and lots of fun, especially for families. This one does not disappoint. It is small but has a lot to see. This is a well maintained original homestead. The people who work there are very pleasant and gladly answer any of your questions. It's fun to learn about the many chores associated with maintaining a farm of this area. It contains everything they needed to be self sustaining. The home, the garden, the animals, the blacksmith, the wind mill supplying water and smokehouse for keeping meats. It may be small but there are a lot of buildings to walk through. While we were there they were preparing the daily meal on the wood stove. Great talking to the people there. Right next to LBJ ranch, so if you stop to see one, see both.

3. Luckenbach Texas

412 Luckenbach Town Loop, Luckenbach, TX 78624-4911 +1 830-997-3224
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4.5 based on 207 reviews

Luckenbach Texas

Making Music, Making Friends & Making Memories. Everybody's Somebody in Luckenbach Texas!

Reviewed By stoogeg3 - Suamico, Wisconsin

If you want some down home type of attraction then get over to Leckenbach. Many of the locals will mention it but you need to look at a map to find it. Some magazines and brochures will talk about the history of the place and if you can find those publications do so, it will enlighten you of the facts and what to do there.

4. Garrison Brothers Distillery

1827 Hye Albert Road, Hye, TX 78635 +1 830-392-0246
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Garrison Brothers Distillery

Garrison Brothers Distillery is Texas' first and oldest bourbon distillery. Our bourbon is hand-made from corn to cork right here on our little ranch. Tours are Thursday through Sunday @ 10am, noon, 2pm & 4pm. We'll teach you the entire process on how great bourbon is made. You'll taste our sweet mash, sample our white dog & end your visit with a taste of our fine bourbon. We strongly encourage that you call ahead so we can place you on our tour schedule.

Reviewed By AirstreamR - Bandera, Texas

We first visited Garrison's in 2013 for their tour. Since then we've had the pleasure of being volunteer bourbon bottlers 5 or 6 times, part of the "Redneck Maquiladora" as they call it. This time, we brought along a group of Airstreamers visiting Bandera to experience the tour. Since our first visit they've grown their distribution to over half the States and gone international, won awards, expanded the distillery, and improved the bourbon. All while maintaining an irreverence that fits the owner and long-time staff. You don't have to be a bourbon drinker to take the tour, but it certainly helps! And you'll learn the history of the first legal bourbon distillery in Texas. After the tour, sit 'n sip outside the gift shop and try a flight of their bourbons. No place but HYE.

5. Texas White House

Route 290 West, Johnson City, TX +1 830-868-7128
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4.5 based on 186 reviews

Texas White House

Reviewed By Sungron - Washington

This provides a real insight in to the lives of President Johnson and his immediate family. It reminds one that he was a real person as well as the President of the United States and the consummate politician. The exhibits are interesting and informative. Some, such as the bedroom where he had his final heart attack, are more than a little personal. We had an excellent tour guided by a knowledgeable docent.

6. Luckenbach Texas General Store

412 Luckenbach Town Loop, Luckenbach, TX 78624-4911 +1 830-997-3224
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Luckenbach Texas General Store

Historic General store in the tiny town of Luckenbach, Texas built in 1849 by the German settlers of the Texas Hill Country.

Reviewed By StephOliver17 - Houston, Texas

Loved the general store! The staff was really friendly and very accommodating. They were willing to get down hats and T-shirt’s for people to look at and try on. Very positive experience for us in there!

The nightlife was a lot of fun, but I’d be interested to see all of it again during the day time.

7. Becker Vineyards

464 Becker Farms Road, Physical: 464 Becker Farms Road, Stonewall, TX 78671 +1 830-644-2681
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Becker Vineyards

Located in the Texas Hill Country between Fredericksburg and Stonewall, Becker Vineyards was established in 1992 by Richard and Bunny Becker. We are open for wine tasting, tours, wine gift purchases and picnics. We also host many events throughout the year that we encourage you to attend.

Reviewed By verav927 - San Antonio, Texas

Becker Vineyards was recommended by the Guest Services staff of the hotel where we stayed. They were all generally good except for one ( Port variety ) which I found so sweet for my taste. At 3pm the place was busy and full on a Friday . The tasting room staff was gracious and informative. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to friends and family

8. William Chris Vineyards

10352 W US Highway 290, Hye, TX 78635-5000 +1 830-998-7654
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William Chris Vineyards

NOTE: On Saturdays, we are Reservation ONLY. Please set up a reservation online or over the phone. William Chris Vineyards focuses on hand-crafted Texas wine. We use minimum handling, low-impact techniques to produce premium old world wines. We farm about 40 acres in three different vineyards in Texas. our tasting room in Hye, TX is a remodeled 100 yr old farmhouse and back to its original state. Come sip in our 400-year oak grove or tour our 18th-century cemetery. Established in 2008, William Chris Vineyards is a small family owners vineyard and winery operation started by Chris Brundrett and Bill Blackmon. Both have been in the Texas wine industry previously. WE ARE CLOSED FOR SPECIAL EVENTS AS FOLLOWS: - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 2017 - Suday, April 23, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - Independence Day - Thursday, November 23, 2017 - Thanksgiving - Sunday and Monday, December 24 - 25, 2017 - Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Reviewed By JohnTSanAntone - San Antonio, Texas

We’ve been wine club members for a few years now. My favorite is Mary Ruth which has just enough sweetness to be perfect for drinking on the patio on a hot summer evening. Their whole selection of wines are great and they are all Texas...MoreWe are pleased to share a piece of our world with you. Thank you so much for the kind words and the patronage. Hope to see you in February for the wine club release parties.

9. Kuhlman Cellars

18421 E Us 290, Stonewall, TX 78671
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Kuhlman Cellars

Inspired by the winding creek traversing our Texas Hill Country farm and vineyard, Kuhlman Cellars believes wine promotes an appreciation of life's journey. Join us in sharing all of life's experiences and bounty through the unwavering quality and character of Kuhlman Cellars wines. Vina Vita.

Reviewed By Bluindallas - Forney, Texas

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary weekend and stopped by for a wine tasting. The place was packed and we didn't have a reservation (didn't know you made them). Anyway, we didn't have to wait long before we were seated at a nice spot outside on the patio with a beautiful view. The weather was perfect and our hostess was great. The wine was very good, so good that I ended up purchasing six bottles so we got our tasting free. Even better, they don't pressure you to purchase a membership. We had a lovely time, and really enjoyed the wine both there and since we've been home.

10. Calais Winery

8115 W US Highway 290, Hye, TX 78635-5044 +1 830-213-2124
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Calais Winery

Reviewed By fbglove - Fredericksburg, Texas

The French winemaker really is impressive and dedicated... great wines coming from this small winery. All Texas grapes... really worth a visit (must make a tasting reservation). It's a bit hard to find... just a couple of miles from the Hye Market. Wish they had a bigger sign or landmark to find them.

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