• 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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  • 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.

  • 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 »

  • Prohibición del Alcohol por Seguridad de los Visitantes

    Del 1 de junio hasta el 31 de agosto, se prohibe tener y consumir bebidas alcohólicas. Durante los conciertos de Música Alfresco, se permite tomar alcohol de las ventas autorizadas dentro del parque solamente.

Siglo Call for Proposals

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News Release Date: June 6, 2012
Contact: Anne Doherty-Stephan, 915-532-7273 x124

Chamizal National Memorial is pleased to announce the call for performance proposals for the 2013 Siglo de Oro XXXVIII Spanish Drama Festival. Theater troupes from El Paso, Ciudad Juarez, and around the world are invited to submit proposals to perform a work by a Spanish Golden Age playwright on the Chamizal National Memorial stage during next year's Festival, which is scheduled for March 6-10, 2013. "The review committee is hoping to receive proposals for at least one Lope de Vega play and one English language performance for next year's Festival, which is the longest running festival of its type in the world," according to Park Superintendent Catherine Light.

Proposal packets must include 5 copies each of the proposal, DVD of a sample performance by the theater troupe, the script with a summary of the play, a general audience rating of the play, and the budget in US Dollars (performers' fees, including meals and travel costs for cast and crew members for those companies outside the local commuting area). Please submit proposal packages to: Siglo de Oro Performance Submission, ATTN: Anne Doherty-Stephan, Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, El Paso, TX 79905. The deadline for submissions is July 20, 2012.

For a copy of the scoring and evaluation criteria, an official invitation letter, questions, or more information, please contact Chief of Interpretation, Education, and the Arts Anne Doherty-Stephan at (915) 532-7273 ext. 124 or via email at Anne_Doherty-Stephan@nps.gov.


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Boundary Markers

The land that Chamizal sits on belonged to Mexico until the 1960s. You can walk along the historic US-Mexico border when you visit the memorial. More...