• Flying artillery crew in action.

    Palo Alto Battlefield

    National Historical Park Texas

Field Trips

Program information
There is no cost for educational programs. Because demand for these activities is high, all field trips must be scheduled at least four weeksin advance. All programs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Plan ahead
Field trips are designed to accommodate up to 100 students and generally take 1 to 1 ½ hours to complete. These programs can be modified to fit into shorter time frames. Most field trip activities are outdoors and dependent on weather conditions. For more information or to schedule a program, please email us or call (956) 541-2785, ext. 324.

Self-guided field trip
A self-guided program is a great way for school groups to explore the park. This is a good option for groups who are short on time or who wish to view the site at their own pace. While reservations are not required for self-guided field trips, we do ask you call in advance to inform us of your visit. Trail maps are available at the Visitor Center desk.

Field trip like no other
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park continues to develop its facilities and increase program offerings. The park encourages school and educators to experience programs at the park's visitor center, exhibit area, and on the battlefield. With the recent acquisition and development of the Resaca de la Palma Battlefield site, opportunities at both venues will increase.

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  • To arms!

    Sunday, May. 31, 2015 9:00 am

    To arms!

    Infantry soldiers drilled for hours to fire muskets. In this activity students will learn a Mexican War era musket drill. They will also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of operating a flintlock musket.

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  • What they wore

    Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

    What they wore

    U.S. and Mexican infantry soldiers wore heavy woolen uniforms. Women during this era wore multiple layers of petticoats, skirts, and aprons. Students will try-on replica uniforms and compare and contrast them to a modern military uniforms and to their own clothes. Students will also learn how uniforms protected the soldiers and why women wore so many layers.

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  • Air Cannon: Science Behind the Blast

    Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

    Air Cannon: Science Behind the Blast

    Cannoneers were highly trained soldiers who specialized in artillery. In this activity students will learn the science behind operating a cannon. They will then put that knowledge to use using a small scale air powered cannon.

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