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.
Date: *November 17, 2018 Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Events, tours, & programs
Palo Alto Battlefield hosts a variety of programs and events throughout the year. All park events and programs are always free of charge.
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.
Our annual illumination event is typically held mid-November. The event begins at 4 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.
Ranger-guided Programs (Dec. 1st to Mar. 31st)
Palo Alto Battlefield Tours
Tours of Resaca de la Palma are on Thursdays at 2 p.m. These programs are by appointment only. Those interested should call the park and make a reservation at least five days in advance. To reserve a tour, call the front desk at (956) 541-2785 x333.
Last updated: October 19, 2018