• 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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  • 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.

Operating Hours & Seasons (Horas y Temporadas de Operacion)

The Memorial's Visitor Center and Abrazos Gallery are open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Federal Recreation Passes are only sold in the visitor center and cannot be obtained in the Administration Office.

The Memorial's Administration Offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Park Grounds are open daily from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm.

The Memorial, including the grounds, is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

El Centro de Visitantes de el Memorial y las Galerias Abrazos estan abiertas diariamente de 10:00 am 5:00 pm.

Las Oficinas de Administracion de el Memorial estan abiertas de Lunes a Viernes de 800 am 4:30 pm

Los terrenos de el parque se abren diariamente de 5:00 am a 10:00 pm.

El Memorial esta cerrado el Dia de Gracias, Navidad, y Año Nuevo.

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...