• 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.

  • 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.

  • Construcción por las Calles San Marcial y Paisano

    Al dirigirse hacia el parque desde el lado de las calles Paisano y San Marcial, tenga mucho cuidado. Preste atención a la señales temporales de construcción mientras realizan esa obra.

Stories (Historias)

The Chamizal Issue is more than just the story of a boundary dispute in El Paso, TX, it encompasses the larger story of the borderlands and the shared history of the United States and Mexico.

It is a story of wars (hot and cold), floods, revolutions, and finally, peace.

Explore the links below to dive deeper into the Chamizal story.

La cuestion de el Chamizal es mas que uno historia sobre limites en disputa en El Paso, Texas. Envuelve una larga historia de las fronteras y la historia compartida de Estados Unidos y Mexico.

Es una historia de guerras (caliente y fria), indudaciones, revoluciones, y finalmente, la paz.

Examine los enlaces de abajo para que se profundice mas en la historia de el Chamizal.


Mexican-American War and the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo (tambien en Español)

The Mexican Revolution (tambien en Español)

Floods and the Chamizal Issue (tambien en Español)

Arbitration of 1911 (tambien en Español)

Chamizal Dispute from 1911-1960 (tambien en Español)

The Cold War and the Chamizal Dispute

Chamizal Convention of 1963

The Chamizal Residents

 
Cordova Island, Mexico
Cordova Island, circa 1955. Within a decade, Cordova Island was handed over to the United States and part of the land became Chamizal National Memorial. (La Isla de Cordova alrededor de 1955. Dentro de la decada, la Isla de Cordova fue entregada a los Estados Unidos y parte de el terreno se volvio el Chamizal National Memorial.)
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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...