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 features an exhibit area features interactive exhibits, artifacts, and Mexican War era military uniforms. The center also 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 visitor center includes a small book store with over 100 book titles and specialty items. Don’t forget to get your national parks passport book stamped! Ask for the stamp at the front desk.

 
Closeup view of green vegetation on a gravel trail
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

Fees & Passes

Permits & Reservations
 
Ranger on the phone
Give us a call. We'll be glad to help.

NPS

Have questions?

Start with our FAQs page. If you don't find the answers you’re looking for, feel free to call us. Contact the front desk at (956) 541-2785 x333.

Last updated: July 17, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1623 Central Blvd., Suite 213
Brownsville, TX 78520

Phone:

(956) 541-2785 x333

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