A Uniform AppearanceMilitary uniforms used during the Mexican War looked very different from ones used today. Living historians wearing replica 19th century U.S. and Mexican military uniforms and equipment are present at every program. What did it feel like to wear wool uniforms? Find out for yourself—there are usually a few extra uniforms pieces available for visitors to try on.
Soldier LifeWhen you attend a living history program at Palo Alto, you get a glimpse at soldier life during the Mexican War. The look and feel of the living history camp changes program to program. What can you expect? You may see the ins and outs of a camp kitchen. You might be asked to pull up a chair and sit in on a game of Monte. Or you can simply enjoy watching soldiers perform marching and weapons drills.
The park's living history program is meant to provide visitors with an engaging experience. We encourage you to interact freely with our living historians.
The park is always looking for new living historians. If you’re interested, contact us at (956) 541-2785 x324 or e-mail us
Last updated: September 19, 2017