• Flying artillery crew in action.

    Palo Alto Battlefield

    National Historical Park Texas

Programs and Events

musket fire

U.S. infantryman taking aim

NPS (public domain)

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.

Guided Tours

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.

2013-2014 Special Events & Programs


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.