• 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.


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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.

  • Limited Access to Cultural Center on 10/20 and 10/21/14

    Floor maintenance activity may limit access to part or all of the visitor center, museum exhibits and park store on Monday, 10/20 and Tuesday, 10/21/14.

Visual and Performing Arts

Chalk It Up!

Local art students paint the park's sidewalk with images of influential Latino-Americans in the United States during "Chalk It Up".

Serving as a cultural center dedicated to fostering national friendship, understanding and trust, Chamizal National Memorial's programs and urban landscape provided opportunities for people of Mexico and the United States to better understand and appreciate each other's diverse cultures and the many aspects of life that transcend nationality.

The memorial strives to provide park visitors with ample opportunities to make meaningful connections to the park's resources and history through the use of interpretive and education programs as well as through the visual and performing arts.

Family visiting gallery

Gallery exhibitions change every 2-3 months, so there is always something new to see at Chamizal.

Chamizal National Memorial maintains several gallery spaces. These galleries frequently showcase local and border artists. Find out what's going on in the Memorial's three gallery spaces.

Siglo de Oro 2010

Performance of "Marta the Divine," Siglo de Oro Festival 2010


Each March, our theater becomes a flurry of activity as the memorial prepares for Siglo de Oro. Siglo de Oro, or Spain's Golden Age, created outstanding works of art that are still appreciated today. Chamizal has hosted the Siglo de Oro Drama Festival since 1976. Learn more about Chamizal's Siglo de Oro Festival.
Catrina, Icon of Día de los Muertos

Women dressed as a Catrina at a Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico
(Las mujeres visten como catrina en la celebracion de el Dia de Los Muertos en Mexico.)

Leonel Monrov

Día de los Muertos is an iconic celebration here along the border. Chamizal has had gallery shows and exhibits honoring the Day of the Dead. Click on the links below to learn more about Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Dia de Los Muertos es una celebracion famosa aqui a lo largo de la frontera. El Chamizal ha tenido galerias de presentaciones y exibiciones honrando El Dia de Los Muertos. Haga click en los parrafos de abajo para aprender mas sobre el Dia de Los Muertos.

Day of the Dead (English)

Día de los Muertos (Español)


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...