• 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.

Plan A Field Trip

Visiting Chamizal National Memorial is a valuable opportunity to connect students to principles of environmental and cultural stewardship promoted by the National Park Service.

It's also a great way to learn about a key moment in local history that had international ramifications. But most importantly, a visit to Chamizal provides a unique, fun, memorable field trip! Plus, all our education programs are aligned to Texas state-education standards.

What more could you ask for?

 
Field Trip to Chamizal
A trio of students move through the Spanish Garden on a scavenger hunt.
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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.