PALO ALTO BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

PALO ALTO BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

PALO ALTO BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

📅26 June 2022, 21:55

Complete information about visiting Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park is now on National Park Planner!

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park in Brownsville, Texas, preserves the scenes of the first two major battles of the Mexican-American War: the Battle of Palo Alto on May 8, 1846, and the Battle of Resaca de la Palma on May 9th. Visitors to the park should first stop at the Visitor Center to learn about the battles before heading out to explore. A 15-minute film that shows on demand and a small museum provide excellent information about both battles, the Mexican-American War in general, and the events that caused it. After familiarizing yourself with the history, take a walk through the coastal prairie of the Palo Alto battlefield on a paved, wheelchair accessible path. It’s hard to imagine that so many people were killed at such a beautiful place. When done, hop in your car and travel six miles south to the Resaca de la Palma battlefield. A paved path circles a small plot of land, all that remains of the battlefield due to extensive real estate development in the area.

PARK AT A GLANCE

PARK MAP

VISITOR CENTER

PALO ALTO BATTLEFIELD TOUR

RESACA DE LA PALMA BATTLEFIELD

OTHER BATTLE SITES

PICNIC AREAS

SPECIAL EVENTS

MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR

DIRECTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION


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