• 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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  • 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.

Collections and Artifacts

Chamizal houses several artifacts from the Chamizal Treaty and relocation era. The memorial also maintains a vault, holding artwork and the donated Addis Collection. Explore the links below to learn more.

The Black Box

The Joy and Arthur Addis Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art

 
Boundary Marker

NPS

What is a Monument?

In a report dated 1898, details were laid out describing each of the U.S./Mexico boundary markers. The report stated that each monument was made of either steel or iron 2cm thick, and must be 6ft tall. Inscriptions were ordered; in English on the north side and Spanish on the south side. The total weight for each monument is 710 pounds.

"The break down in cost for each marker:
Castings 710lbs = $28.40
Wrought bolts and nuts 86lbs = $4.70
Concrete 18cu.ft. = $15.00
Sockets for flag staffs = $1.00
Tansport by wagon $15.00
Transport by pack mules $10.00
Setting in place $15.00
Contingecies $11.30
Total for each $100.00

J.W. Barlow"

Did You Know?

Broadtailed Hummingbird

Depending on the time of year you visit Chamizal National Memorial, you may see up to four different species of hummingbirds. These include the Broadtailed (pictured), Rufous, Black-Chinned, and Anna’s hummingbirds. More...