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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.

Summer Programs

Battlefield trail

Beat the heat and join us for an early morning walk.

Palo Alto Battlefield NHP

Summer Programs Series
June 1st to June 28th

Ranger Walks

Beat the heat and learn about the U.S.-Mexican War. Join us for an early morning walk at one of the sites of the first battles of the war. Ranger Walks are available at Palo Alto Battlefield OR **Resaca de la Palma Battlefield. Make sure to bring your walking shoes, a hat, and plenty of water. Ranger Walks are held on Wednesdays and begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Please RSVP at 956-541-2785 x333.

**There are no restroom facilities at Resaca de la Palma Battlefield.

Ranger's Choice

Program topics vary and are geared towards younger visitors. These indoor programs are held on Mondays and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. at the park's visitor center.

Please RSVP at 956-541-2785 x333.

Did You Know?

Battle of Palo Alto

The battle of Palo Alto included four men who would become President. General Zachary Taylor and Lieutenant Ulysses S. Grant each moved on to occupy the White House in the United States. Generals Mariano Arista later served as chief executives of Mexico. More...