• 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.

Support Your Park


You can make a gift to benefit our park either directly to the National Park Service or to our primary nonprofit, tax exempt support organization, the Los Paisanos de El Chamizal. If you make the gift directly to the park, the entire gift will be used for the purpose you and the park agree upon. No administrative cost is deducted from your gift directly to the National Park Service. Your check will be deposited in a government account and the full amount will be spent as you intended. Most parks have separate donation accounts for park-specific projects and programs for which you can earmark your gift. Government accounts are non-interest bearing and cannot generate interest between the time it is deposited and the time it is spent.

The advantage of making your gift check out to the Los Paisanos de El Chamizal, our park Friends Group, is that the amount will be deposited in an interest bearing account to assist park-prioritized requested projects or programs.

For more information about direct donation or donation to our Friends Group contact Acting Administrative Officer Washington Watley at (915) 532-7273 x 107.

Visitors to the park can give direct cash or check gifts through our donation boxes. Unlike entrance fees, 100% of donated funds stay in this park. A donation box is located in the Los Paisanos Gallery in El Paso, Texas. You may also mail donations to:

Chamizal National Memorial
800 S. San Marcial
El Paso, Texas 79905

Historic objects, manuscripts, books and other related items that have a direct relationship with Chamizal may be donated to the park's museum collection, where they are preserved for future generations to enjoy and learn. Contact Catherine Johnson at (915) 532-7273 x 110 to discuss anything you are considering donating to the park's collection.

Bookstore ran by Western National Parks Association (WNPA)

Chamizal National Memorial's brightly colored bookstore


Chamizal's Bookstore

Chamizal National Memorial's bookstore offers one-stop shopping for unique items representative of the border region culture and style. Visit Chamizal National Memorial's bookstore page to view a sampling of our products. In addition to finding one of a kind gifts, books, and mementos you also support interpretive and education programs at Chamizal National Memorial.

The Chamizal National Memorial Bookstore is operated by Western National Parks Association, a private, non-profit organization, whose mission is to promote preservation of the national park system and its resources by creating greater public appreciation through interpretation, education, and research.

WNPA operates 62 bookstores at national parks and monuments in the western United States. Net proceeds are used to support the interpretive and research programs of the parks. To become a member of this organization or to find other publications by Western National Parks Association, visit their online bookstore at http://www.wnpa.org.

Volunteer-In-Parks (VIP)


Are you looking to become more involved with your community, learn new skills, and/or explore what is it like to work at a national park? If so, then you have what it takes to be a VIP (Volunteer-in-Parks) at Chamizal National Memorial. Read more about Chamizal's VIP program and how to become a VIP.

Los Paisanos de El Chamizal

Chamizal's Friends Group: Los Paisanos

Are you interested in becoming an advocate for the Chamizal? Read more about the park's only advocacy group, Los Paisanos de El Chamizal, and get involved with your national park!


Did You Know?

U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson and Mexican President Lopez Mateos

During the talks that led up to the Chamizal Convention, instead of rendering handshakes, both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson were encouraged to greet their Mexican counterparts with an Abrazo – a customary embrace that is still widely practiced in the Southwest.