• Sit for a spell under a cottonwood tree and view the Franklin Mountains, seemingly nestled between the U.S. and Mexico flags in front of the visitor center. The two flags reflect our heritage; this land once belonging to Mexico and now to the U.S.


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  • Alcohol Ban for Visitor Safety

    From June 1 through August 31, the consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages without a permit is prohibited. During Music Under the Stars concerts, alcohol may be purchased within the memorial boundary. More »

  • Construction Activity Near E Paisano Drive and S San Marcial Street

    If entering the park from E Paisano Drive and S Marcial Street please be extra cautious. Pay close attention to the temporary road signs during the ongoing construction activity there.

Distance Learning Opportunities

Web Conferencing at the Memorial
Web Conferencing

Park Rangers during a web conference session discussing the NPS arrowhead.


Chamizal National Memorial invites you and your students to explore the memorial and the National Park Service without any parent permission slips!

Using web conferencing technology, your students can participate in a real-time learning experience with park rangers on various subjects that meet Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards. All you need is access to a computer, internet, web cam, and a microphone - stuff that's probably already in your classroom!

Signing up for this program is fast, easy and free. Call or e-mail the park's education staff at (915) 532-7273 x130 or e-mail us.

Current Program:
NPS in Federal Government 94 KB
9-12th Grade, Government Classes

Upcoming Programs:
Understanding River Movements
4-5th Grade, Science Classes

Political Characters in the Chamizal Story
6-8th Grade, Theater & Social Studies Classes

Did You Know?

U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson and Mexican President Lopez Mateos

During the talks that led up to the Chamizal Convention, instead of rendering handshakes, both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson were encouraged to greet their Mexican counterparts with an Abrazo – a customary embrace that is still widely practiced in the Southwest.