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    Palo Alto Battlefield

    National Historical Park Texas

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  • Road Maintenance

    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.

Programs and Events

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U.S. infantryman taking aim

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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.

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.

2014-2015 Special Events & Programs


Did You Know?

Battle of Palo Alto

Both Confederate and Union troops used the Palo Alto Battlefield as a campground during Civil War campaigns in the Rio Grande Valley.