Special Events & Programs

Group of living historian performs a musket demonstration.
Living historians perform a musket demo.

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Living History Programs

Come see demonstrations of U.S.-Mexican War era weapons, tactics, and soldier life. Program includes live musket and artillery demonstrations. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the living historians. Living history programs are dependent upon weather.

For more information, call (956) 541-2785 x324 or email us.

Fall/Winter 2019 Schedule

Date: September 07, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Place: Resaca de la Palma Battlefield

Date: November 16, 2019
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Place: Resaca de la Palma Battlefield

Date: December 05, 2019
Time: 10:00 am. - 1:00 p.m.
Place: Palo Alto Battlefield

 
Battlefield laid out with luminarias
The annual memorial illumination draws hundreds every year

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Special Events

Rio Grande Delta International Archaeology Fair

Our annual Rio Grande Delta International Archaeology Fair is typically held in early October. The fair gives you a chance to learn about archaeology, local archaeological resources, and preservation. See exhibits by professional and avocational archaeologist and local museums from both sides of the border. The fair features educational games and activities for visitors of all ages. See our calendar for exact date and time information.

Memorial Illumination

Our annual illumination event is typically held mid-November. The event begins at 3 p.m. with living history programs. The memorial program begins at 5 p.m with a short ceremony held to remember veterans of the opening battles of the war. Luminaria lighting follows at sunset.

The public is invited to bring a grill lighter and participate in the lighting. Visitors over the age of 12 can assist with the lighting. See our calendar for exact date and time information.

Last updated: August 9, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

600 E. Harrison Street Rm 1006
Room 1006

Brownsville, TX 78520

Phone:

(956) 541-2785 x333

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