At Sterling Custom Homes we are proud to be recognized as an elite Austin home builder. We love Austin and the surrounding Texas Hill Country. If you’re not planning on attending this weekends F1 race, one way to beat the traffic and congestion associated with this world class event is to enjoy a nice Fall drive west to the wonderful Hill Country town of Fredericksburg.

Known for its leisurely atmosphere, quaint shops and wonderful German cuisine, Fredericksburg has been the preferred destination for Austin day-trippers for many years. If you’re looking for a wonderfully educational experience, there is also an interesting museum to explore in the area. Fredericksburg is notable as the birthplace of Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Forces in World War II. The hotel owned by Nimitz’s grandfather was converted into a museum, The National Museum of the Pacific War. It is the only institution in the continental United States dedicated to telling the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. The museum is located on a six-acre site, and includes the George Bush Gallery, Admiral Nimitz Museum, Plaza of Presidents, Veterans’ Walk of Honor, Japanese Garden of Peace, Pacific Combat Zone, and the Center for Pacific War Studies. The Japanese government gifted the Japanese Garden of Peace, a Zen Garden, to the museum as a tribute to the Nimitz Family.

Click these links for more information about Fredericksburg and the Nimitz Museum and enjoy your beautiful Fall drive into the magnificent Texas Hill Country!

When you return, your Austin custom home builder will be here, ready to discuss your beautiful Austin luxury custom home.