• 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.

  • 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.

Brochures (Folletos)

Information on Chamizal National Memorial

The staff here at Chamizal has created information pamphlets called "site bulletins". These site bulletins are designed to help visitors plan their visit to the memorial or learn about our fascinating natural and cultural history. All of these site bulletins are available at the memorial's visitor center and right here on the web.

Many of our site bulletins are in pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Informacion de el Chamizal National Memorial

El cuerpo administrativo aqui en El Chamizal a creado unos folletos de informacion llamados "Sitio de Boletines". Estos boletines estan designados para ayudar a los visitantes a planear su visitaal El Memorial ó apprender sobre nuestra facinante natural y cultural historia. Todos estos sitios de boletines estan disponibles en El Memorial Centro de Visitantes y aqui en la red.

Muchos de nuestros sitios de boletines estan en formato PDF y requieren Adobe Acrobat Reader.


General Site Bulletins
Bolintines en General

National Park Service: First Directors

A Brief History of the National Park Service

Natural History
Historica Natural

Hummingbirds of Chamizal National Memorial

Colibri de Chamizal

Chihuahuan Desert Native Plants

Common Trees of the Chihuahuan Desert

Urban Wildlife

Cultural History
Historica Cultural

Nuestra Herencia (Our Heritage) (tambien en Español)

Siglo de Oro (The Golden Age)

Why We Are Here

Por Qué Estamos Aqui

The Flowing Border

Timeline of Important Events in Chamizal History

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

Did You Know?

U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson and Mexican President Lopez Mateos

During the talks that led up to the Chamizal Convention, instead of rendering handshakes, both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson were encouraged to greet their Mexican counterparts with an Abrazo – a customary embrace that is still widely practiced in the Southwest.