• 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

There are park alerts in effect.
hide Alerts »
  • 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.

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.)
NPS

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...