Things To Know Before You Come
Palo Alto Battlefield NHP (public domain)
Have a Fun & Safe Visit
To make your visit to Palo Alto more enjoyable and safe, please follow these precautions:
Although many of the plants and animals found at Palo Alto can be dangerous, the field is their home. Please recognize that you are the outsider and respect the inhabitants of the park. Do not remove any plants, animals or historical objects from the field. Avoid dangerous species, but do not kill or injure them. Hunting is NOT allowed. Carrying a weapon into a federal building is a federal crime. Metal detectors and digging are prohibited. Place litter in trash cans and recyclable materials in appropriate bins. Please report any violations to a park ranger.
Palo Alto Battlefield is a small park and staff may be limited at times. A park ranger may not be available to provide immediate assistance. We recommend that you always plan your visit as part of a group or with a companion who can assist you in time of need.
Did You Know?
Like his rider, Zachary Taylor’s horse became a national hero. Praised for his bravery in battle, “Old Whitey” became the subject of portraits, poetry, and music. When Taylor became President in 1850, the horse was allowed to graze on the White House lawn.