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?
Did You Know?
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.