Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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Palo Alto hosts photo contest in a bid to entice younger visitors to the park. Read more
Over the years Palo Alto Battlefield has offered lesson plans incorporating language arts, math, sciences, and social studies. This year the park explored something new – art. Read more
Park uses cellphone technology to enhance the visitor experience. Read more
Connecting South Texas youth to the NPS through the Flat Ranger program. Read more
Park's brings history to life with Living History programs. Read more
Did You Know?
Like his rider, Zachary Taylor’s horse became a national hero. Praised for his bravery in battle, “Old Whitey” became the subject of portraits, poetry, and music. When Taylor became President in 1850, the horse was allowed to graze on the White House lawn.