Programs and Events
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Special Events & Programs
The special event and program season kicks off in September with Living History. Programs are held once a month from September through May. Living History programs are dependent upon weather, so check with the park for the most up to date information.
December 1st to April 1st
Palo Alto offers guided tours of the park as well as the Resaca de la Palma Battlefield Unit, and the Fort Brown earthworks. Tours allow visitors to walk these sites and learn extra details about the causes of the war, why a battles occurred here, and how the clashes developed.
Did You Know?
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.