VEREINS KIRCHE

Rebuilt Original Town Hall - Museum of Fredericksburg History
Address: 
100 W. Main St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Vereins Kirche. . . 

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The Vereins Kirche was built soon after the arrival of the first German settlers, and stands as a tribute to the courage and vision of Fredericksburg’s founders. It was the first public building in the town, and served as a town hall, school, fort, and a church for all denominations. This is also the original site of the Pioneer Museum.

The original building was demolished in 1896, but local citizens long dreamed of rebuilding it - a dream that came true in 1935 when a gala celebration was held to dedicate the new structure as a pioneer memorial.

Today, this iconic symbol of our community is centrally located in the Marktplatz.  Inside, exhibits introduce visitors to the stories of Fredericksburg’s past.  Admission is by donation.

 
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Just two blocks away from the main grounds stands the Vereins Kirche ("Society Church"). The Vereins Kirche is located in the middle of the town square, which we call Marktplatz. This is a replica of the first public building constructed by the pioneers in Fredericksburg. The original, built in 1847 served as a combination church, school, and community center for decades. A replica was built in 1935, the project that launched the Gillespie County Historical Society.
Monday - Tuesday: 10:00 am-4:30 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 am-4:30 pm
Sunday: Closed