• 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.

Teacher Workshops

OFTC Workshop

Paper hats help get teachers in character for an Outrageous Fortune Theater Company workshop.


Teacher workshops at the Memorial are designed with you in mind. Each workshop focuses on a particular grade level and subject area. Many are designed to be hands-on and interactive among the participants, and all are free of charge (unless otherwise noted).

Workshops are open to public, private and home-school teachers.

Chamizal National Memorial is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider for the state of Texas. Credit hours earned through the memorial can be applied toward your yearly CPE requirements.

Did You Know?

Siglo de Oro,

The Siglo de Oro Drama Festival, the longest running festival of its kind in the world, is held at the Memorial yearly and has attained an international reputation for featuring quality presentations from Spain's Golden Age, in both English and Spanish, by theatrical groups from all over the world. More...