• 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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  • New Hours!

    Beginning October 1, the grounds of the memorial will be open to the public from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. This applies to all foot traffic and vehicles. For questions, call (915) 532-7273.

  • ¡Horario Nuevo!

    A partir del 1ero de octubre, se abren los terrenos del parque desde las 7 a.m. hasta las 10 p.m. Esto vale para el tráfico peatonal igual al de vehículos. Si tiene preguntas, llame al (915) 532-7273.

  • Phone System Problems

    We are currently experiencing problems with our automated phone system. For general information or to speak to someone in the visitor center, please dial 915-532-7273, extension 113, between 10 am and 5 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Problemas Telefónicos

    Actualmente existen problemas con el sistema telefónico. Para información general o para comunicarse con el centro de visitantes, marque 915-532-7273, extensión 113 entre las horas de 10 am y 5 pm. Disculpe la molestia.

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Look for these titles, available in our bookstore, to learn more about Chamizal National Memorial and the National Park Service.

Chamizal National Memorial by Luis Torres
Learn how a century-old boundary dispute between the United States and Mexico was finally resolved by the 1963 Chamizal Treaty, and how the memorial now serves as a visual and performing arts venue for the greater El Paso-Juarez community. A Spanish language edition of this book is also available.

Changing Courses by Robert Utley
The well-known historian tackles the sordid history of the U.S.-Mexico boundary, a boundary shaped by war, revolution, and finally diplomacy over the course of a century and a half: Includes historical photographs and maps.

Rangers - Activity & Sticker Book
Follow along with young Jason, the son of two National Park Service (NPS) Rangers as he introduces young readers to the exciting adventures of NPS Rangers. Seven different men and women with diverse backgrounds give personal accounts about their jobs and what inspired them to become NPS Rangers

 

Did You Know?

Chamizo Plant

Chamizal National Memorial is named after a plant. Chamizal means "land where the chamiso grows". The Spanish word "chamiso" is the common name for four-wing saltbush (atriplex canescens). More...