• 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.

Share the Experience Photo Contest

Announcing the 2012 Share the Experience Photo Contest!

Would you like to see your photo on the 2014 Federal Recreation Lands Pass? This is your chance. Each year the Share the Experience Photo Contest collects thousands of images and several images are selected to win prizes. For more information, check out their website or pick up a brochure at the visitor center.

Prizes:
GRAND PRIZE $15,000, your image on the Annual Federal Recreation Lands Pass (2014) distributed to nearly 500,000 people annually, and an Annual Federal Recreation Lands Pass

2nd PRIZE $10,000 and an Annual Federal Recreation Lands Pass

3rd PRIZE $2,500 and an Annual Federal Recreation Lands Pass

HONORABLE MENTION PRIZES An Annual Federal Recreation Lands Pass and a Voucher for a 2-night hotel stay provided by Historic Hotels of America http://www.historichotels.org/

Honorable Mention categories are:

    • Fan Favorite: The Intercontinental Willard, Washington, DC
    • Fan Favorite: The Presidio, San Francisco, CA
    • Adventure & Outdoor Recreation: The Wort Hotel, Jackson, WY
    • Historical & Cultural: The Claridge Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
    • Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes: The Alex Johnson, Rapid City, SD
    • Friends, Family & Fun(ny) on Federal Lands: Hassayampa Inn, Prescott, AZ
    • Wildlife: Mayflower Park, Seattle, WA

Did You Know?

Chalk Drawing

Over 5,000 U.S. residents had to be moved from their homes and businesses in the area of El Paso that was to be handed over to Mexico, in agreement with the terms of the Chamizal Convention of 1963, at the government’s expense. More...