• 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.

    Chamizal

    National Memorial Texas

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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 »

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    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.

Middle & High School Classrooms

A ranger stands on stage facing a theater full of high school students.

Career Day Talks
Rangers will visit classrooms to share the NPS mission and provide information on the various career paths of park rangers.
Pre-K through 12th: Social Studies & Career Investigation

Cooperative Comics
Following a discussion on comics as literature and art, students create comic panels that identify conflicts at school, as well as brainstorm ways to minimize effects of those conflicts.
5th through 8th: Language Arts, Social Skills & Visual Arts

Let's Move Outdoors
A series of lesson plans designed to engage kids in fun, outdoor activities that teaches them the history of the Chamizal.
6th through 8th: Social Studies, Language Arts & Physical Education

Siglo De Oro
In-school outreach program brings university-level theater performers and academics to deliver an interactive lesson on Spain's Golden Age of literature and theater.
6th through 12th: Foreign Language, Social Studies & Theater Arts

Did You Know?

Chalk Drawing

The Chamizal Convention of 1963 settled a 100-year long boundary dispute with Mexico. The Memorial is the only NPS site that commemorates the unique way the Chamizal Dispute was settled –through goodwill, diplomacy, mutual cooperation and cross-cultural understanding. More...