The First Clash

On May 8, 1846, United States 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. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park preserves the site of this notable battle and provides an understanding of the causes, events, and consequences of the U.S.-Mexican War. Read More

Artillery crew demonstrating a cannon firing sequence

Living History

Artillery crew doing a cannon demonstration during the park's Living History.

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Brownsville, TX 78520


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