Things to Do

Stonewall, Texas is More Than Just a Pretty Face

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Stonewall, Texas, is more about peaches and presidents than the Confederate General it was named after. Established in 1870 as a stage station, this little town which sits near the Pedernales River (usually pronounced “Pur-den alice”… it’s a Texas thang) has become popular with tourists for many reasons.

 Sweet Nectar!

Where to Pick Your Own Texas Hill Country Peaches

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First of all, there are the peaches! Known for the sweetest peaches in the big state of Texas, locals and tourists alike flock to Stonewalls iconic establishments like Burgs Corner for a refreshing sample of peach ice cream. In June, you can enjoy all things peach, at the annual Peach Jamboree! This event draws visitors from all over who can participate in The Peach Queen Contest, salsa and cooking competitions, and there’s even a rodeo and dance to round out this entertaining two-day event! It is lots of fun and best of all-you get to try some of the best peach infused cuisine in Texas!

History Abounds in the Hill Country

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In the rare instance you don’t really care for peaches, there is more to do in Stonewall. It’s the birthplace and death place of former U.S. President Lyndon B Johnson, and the LBJ State Park is located here. With its beautiful grounds, historical sites, and guided tours this “No Entrance Fee” park is a great family destination; it even has a pool!

Living the Life

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Another fun thing to do includes the Saur-Beckman Farmstead Tour. This living history farm with its live animals, demonstrations of pioneer living and folks in period clothing is part of the State Park but a field trip on its own. Kids and adults alike can see what it was life was like for the first Texas settlers. It is a step back into history and definitely worth the visit!

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After you’ve toured your heart out, take time to hydrate yourself! Grown-ups can unwind with a glass of wine at one of the four wineries in Stonewall, some that boast amazing views as well as delicious wines, while others have relaxing patios to escape the Texas heat.

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Maybe you’d prefer a cold drink of your choice at Albert’s Ice House and Dance Hall! Albert’s Icehouse is a glimpse into “real Texas”. Established in 1922 as a gathering place for farmers and their families coming into town to buy and barter, it’s still a hangout for locals and visitors to Stonewall who want to enjoy the open air venue with lots of outdoor seating. Call ahead though, as it is very popular for weddings and parties and may be closed when you plan a visit.

Rest for the Weary

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Last but not least, Stonewall prides itself on the many romantic hotels and B&B’s in the area. The beautiful Rose Hill Manor (pictured above) is a favorite with Texas Hill Country visitors; the views of the hills and surrounding areas are hard to beat…that coupled with the great Texas hospitality, food and fare, it has earned exceptionally high ratings for a B&B over and over. But, if they are booked for the dates of your visit, have no fear! There are many other offerings in the Stonewall area to rest your weary head after a day of touring this amazingly beautiful country side.