• 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

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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?

Boundary Markers

The land that Chamizal sits on belonged to Mexico until the 1960s. You can walk along the historic US-Mexico border when you visit the memorial. More...