Links to the Past
Palo Alto Battlefield strives to promote understanding and awareness of the U.S.-Mexican War, its causes, and consequences. In keeping with its mission, the park encourages discussion of all aspects and perspectives of this important event.
Descendants of Mexican War Veterans — Lineage society for descendants of Mexican War veterans
Palo Alto Battlefield is the only unit of the National Park Service that focuses primarily on the U.S.-Mexican War. However, there are many sites in the U.S. and Mexico that preserve sites related to the war or present related topics.
Pio Pico State Historic Park - Home of the last Mexican governor of California who was also a military commander in during the war
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site - Staging area for General Kearny's "Army of the West."
Illinois State Military Museum - Museum displays one of the most popular artifacts of the war - General Antonio López de Santa Anna's wooden leg
Fort Scott National Historic Site - Home base for some dragoon regiments that participated in the war.
Fort Jesup State Historic Site - Frontier fort that was the starting point for General Zachary Taylor's march to the Rio Grande
Santa Fe National Historic Trail - An established trade route that became a corridor for U.S. soldiers marching to New Mexico and California
Palace of the Governors - Site was once occupied by General Kearney during his 1846 conquest of New Mexico
Casa Mata Museum — Located just across Brownsville, TX in the city of Matamoros
Last updated: July 4, 2021