Things To Do

Palo Alto's Visitor Center
A view of Palo Alto's Visitor Center.

NPS (Public Domain)


Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park has grown since its establishment in 1992. Over the years the park has made additions to its visitor services and programs. The park’s rich resources provide enjoyment for both the nature enthusiast and history buff.

We suggest you begin your visit at the visitor center and pick up a park brochure and trail guide. Our friendly front desk staff will be happy to give you an orientation to the park and the surrounding area.
Living history program
Living historians in action

NPS (public domain)

Special Events & Programs

The park's special event and program season kicks off in September with Living History programs. Attend one of our Living History programs and peek through a window in the U.S.-Mexican War. For more about the program, check out our Living History page.

Guided programs at Palo Alto Battlefield, Resaca de la Palma Battlefield, and the Fort Brown Earthworks begin in December and run through March. Visit our Special Events & Programs page for more information about these site tours.

Palo Alto Battlefield also host several hallmark events. The Archaeology Fair and Memorial Illumination are held in the fall and our Junior Ranger Day is held in late spring. Be sure to check our calendar for the latest info about park events and programs.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1623 Central Blvd., Suite 213
Brownsville, TX 78520


(956) 541-2785 x333

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