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    Palo Alto Battlefield

    National Historical Park Texas

For Kids

Eyewitness To War

Eyewitness to War News

MPC Studios

Eyewitness To War News

This "news broadcast" is a series of educational videos geared towards kids. The segments are listed in order below.

  1. Siege of Fort Brown
  2. General Taylor
  3. General Arista
  4. Transportation
  5. Presidents Polk & Paredes
  6. U.S. Army volunteers arrive
  7. Conduct of volunteers
  8. Daguerreotypes
  9. Women in the War
  10. Medicine in the War
  11. Matamoros Marketplace
  12. Nature
  13. Food & Weather
  14. Consequences of the War
 
Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger Program

NPS

Junior Ranger Program

Younger visitors can discover the history of Palo Alto Battlefield with our Junior Ranger Program. By completing the activities in our Junior Ranger booklet, kids will receive certificates and badges making them official Junior Rangers. Booklets are available at the front desk or by download.

The Junior Ranger program is great fun for the whole family. It will enhance your visit to the park and make for fond memories as well.

Did You Know?

Battle of Palo Alto

Many of the U.S. officers who traveled to the Rio Grande relied on attendants to cook and clean for them. Northern officers often relied on family members or hired servants. Southerners frequently relied on slaves.