Two Nations, One War, a Shared History

On May 8, 1846, U.S. and Mexican troops clashed on the prairie of Palo Alto. The battle was the first in a two-year long war that changed the map of North America. Although the two countries have developed strong bonds and friendly ties since the war ended in 1848, these neighbors continue to contend with the legacy of the war. Read More

Living historians dressed in Mexican War era military uniforms
History & Culture

Discover the people, places, and stories that make Palo Alto Battlefield a special place.

Color painting of U.S. soldiers on horseback attacking Mexican soldiers.

The annexation of Texas opened the door to war with Mexico and would test the resolve of the first "dark horse" President of the U.S.

Circular, concrete battlefield overlook with three interpretive waysides and a wooden pergola.
Things to Do

Whether you've got one hour or a full day to spend at the park, Palo Alto Battlefield has something for everyone.

Last updated: August 14, 2023

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