Basic Information

7200 Paredes Line Road
Brownsville, TX 78526

The park is located on Brownsville's north side, near the city of Los Fresnos. It is just north of the intersection of FM 1847 (Paredes Line Rd.) and FM 511/FM 550.

Palo Alto Battlefield

The park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park's busy season runs from November through May. During the month of May, the visitor center and trails are often busy with school field trips in the mornings. Park trails close at 4:30 p.m. All gates are locked at 5 p.m.

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Additional Information

Summers are hot and humid. Tropical weather systems generally affect the area from August to October. Winters are usually mild but cold fronts can drop temperatures by up to 30 degrees in about an hour.

Entrance Fees:

No admission fee - $0.00

There is no fee to enter Palo Alto Battlefield or attend park programs and events. Enjoy your visit!

Palo Alto Visitor Center

The visitor center offers a 15-minute video—"War on the Rio Grande." The video gives an overview of the war and is available in English and Spanish. The exhibit area features interactive exhibits, artifacts, and Mexican War era military uniforms. You will also find a small book store with over 100 book titles and specialty items. Don't forget your NPS passport book! The passport cancellation station is right across from the front desk.

 
Trail connecting the visitor center parking lots.
Take a stroll on our trails. The park features almost two miles of trails.

NPS

The Basics
Palo Alto Battlefield is one of more than 400 national park units across the country. The park is unique because it is the only unit of the NPS to interpret the U.S.–Mexican War.

To make the most of your visit, plan ahead and have a flexible schedule. The park is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Park trails are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All entrance gates close at 5 p.m.

Weather
Summers are hot and humid. Tropical weather systems generally affect the area from August to October. Winters are usually mild but cold fronts can drop temperatures by up to 30 degrees in about an hour.

Shopping
The park visitor center features a Western National Parks bookstore. Here you can find a wide selection of book titles, gift items, and convenience items. There are no concessions or vending machines at the park.

Operating Hours & Seasons - The park offers special programs on a seasonal basis.


Permits & Reservations - Thinking of booking a tour or photo shoot? Find out more here.
 
Ranger on the phone
Give us a call. We'll be glad to help.

NPS

Have questions?
Check out our FAQs page.

If you don't find the answer to your question there, feel free to call us. Park rangers are happy to help you plan your visit. Contact the front desk at (956) 541-2785 x333.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1623 Central Blvd., Suite 213
Brownsville, TX 78520

Phone:

(956) 541-2785 x333

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