• 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

    National Memorial Texas

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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.

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...