• 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.

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?

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...