THING TO DO

Visit Resaca de la Palma Battlefield

An evening shot of a volunteer in a Mexican War era Mexican Infantry uniform
The annual Memorial Illumination at Resaca de la Palma Battlefield in November has become a community favorite.

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In 2008 Palo Alto Battlefield acquired the Resaca de la Palma Battlefield unit. Now visitors have the opportunity to visit the site of the second major battle of the U.S.-Mexican War. Resaca de la Palma lies about five miles south of Palo Alto, just off the Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail.

Resaca de la Palma Battlefield features a half-mile circular trail with interpretive waysides. Head out to the observation deck on the resaca and experience why resacas make Brownsville, TX such a special place. The park also offers Ranger programs and special events at the site on a seasonal basis.

Bring a picnic along if you like. The site offers a large gazebo and picnic area. Restroom facilities currently being built at the site. The project is expected to be completed by June 2017.

Details

All ages

Pets on leashes are allowed. Owners must clean up after their pets.

Resaca de la Palma lies about five miles south of Palo Alto Battlefield.

Visting the park does not require reservations. However, Ranger programs do require reservations. Contact the park for more info.

The site is currently open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Accessibility Information

Resaca de la Palma Battlefield features a fine gravel walking trail. It is approximately three feet wide. There is also a wheelchair accessible wooden boardwalk and deck. 

Last updated: September 5, 2017