This historic park near Brownsville, Texas, is a service unit of the national park that preserves the grounds of the May 8, 1846 battle at Palo Alto.
This battle was the first of a long two-year war that changed the map of North America. A visit to the park will allow you to learn more.
The historic site describes the battle and war, its causes and consequences, from the perspective of the United States and Mexico. A 15-minute video entitled “The War on the Rio Grande” is available on site;
Over the years, the park has added services and programs for visitors. They can experience a landscape almost as it existed on the day of the battle;
The Palo Alto battlefield also hosts several important events:
- The archaeology fair which takes place in autumn.
- The commemorative illumination that takes place in the fall as well.
- A young rangers’ day is held in late spring.
Before starting your visit, we recommend that you go to the Visitor Centre to obtain a park brochure and a hiking guide.