• 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

    National Memorial Texas

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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.

Galleries at the Memorial

Family exaiming sculptures and paintings in one of the park's gallery spaces.
Chamizal National Memorial exhibits artists whose work not only reflects the history and/or landscape of our border region, but also ties directly to the park’s mission of commemorating the amicable resolution of a long standing border dispute between the U.S. and Mexico.
 

Los Paisanos Gallery
Los Paisanos Gallery is located in the west wing of the Chamizal National Memorial administrative building. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and during the hours of 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays by requesting access with a park ranger at the visitor center information desk.

Abrazos Gallery
The Abrazos Gallery is located in the Visitor Center and open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and during scheduled evening theater events.

Borderland Gallery
The Borderland Gallery, the smallest of the three exhibit areas, is located in the Visitor Center and open to visitors Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and during scheduled evening theater events.

 

Calling All Artists!

Are you an artist interested in exhibiting your work in one of our galleries? If so, please read our Gallery Information Packet. For questions or more information, please contact Anne Doherty-Stephan, Chief of Interpretation, Education, and the Arts either via email or telephone at 915-532-7273 x124.

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.