• 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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  • 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.

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February 14, 2014
Nuestra Herencia
Nuestra Herencia mural project restoration

April 20, 2010
Introducing Chami the Ground Squirrel
The creation of Chami the Ground Squirrel!

May 07, 2009
Teacher Ranger Teacher
Teach Ranger Teachers bring the National Park Service into their El Paso classrooms.

March 24, 2008
Approval for Continued Professional Education Provider
Chamizal is now offering professional development credit workshops for Texas teachers.

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...