• Flying artillery crew in action.

    Palo Alto Battlefield

    National Historical Park Texas

Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitor center

A replica Model 1841 6-pound field gun makes for a great photo op.

Palo Alto Battlefield NHP (Public Domain)

Visit Us Soon

The Visitor Center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The park is closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25th, and January 1st.

Trails, Tours & Events

The battlefield overlook and trails are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The park's special event and program season runs from September through May. Guided tours are available from December 1st through April 1st.

For latest info on program and event, check out Things To Do.

Did You Know?

Battle of Palo Alto

The battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma introduced a new form of news gathering. Following the clashes, many newspapers sent reporters to the Rio Grande to cover the unfolding events, ushering in the era of the war correspondent.