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    Palo Alto Battlefield

    National Historical Park Texas

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    Maintenance on parks roads and parking areas will begin Monday, September 1st and will continue through Friday, September 5th. Access to roads and parking areas may be limited at times. Call the park for the latest on road and parking conditions.

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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  • Park Partners With Local Housing Authority

    Youth from the Brownsville Housing Authority prepare luminarias for the annual Memorial Illumination.

    Palo Alto partners with the Brownsville Housing Authority and introduces a new segment of the city’s population to the park. Read more

  • Palo Alto Creates Youth Advisory Board

    Palo Alto Youth Advisors

    In an effort to reach out to teens and young adults in the community surrounding the park, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park established a Youth Advisory Board in the Spring of 2012. Read more

  • Park Seeks The Truth

    Dr. Bruce Winders addresses the crowd.

    Who started the war between the United States and Mexico? Did Antonio López de Santa Anna grant Texas independence? Can Texas secede from the United States? Ask a number of history teachers in Texas and you will get a variety of answers—and not all of them correct. Read more

  • A Picture Worth A Thousand Words

    Mexican 4-pounder cannon

    Palo Alto hosts photo contest in a bid to entice younger visitors to the park. Read more

  • Student Rangers To The Rescue

    Park Steward leading a field trip activity.

    Each year, Palo Alto Battlefield provides numerous field trips to the many school in the surrounding community, but each year the park finds that it lacks the staff to meet the growing level of demand. The solution? Develop a corps of Student Rangers to help provide the programs. Read more

Did You Know?

Battle of Palo Alto

Joseph K. Barnes, a surgeon with the U.S. army on the Rio Grande in 1846 later became Surgeon General of the United States. He tended to Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield on the occasions when those Presidents were mortally wounded by assassins.