We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Border Patrol Museum

4315 Woodrow Bean, El Paso, TX 79924
+1 915-759-6060
Review Highlights

awesome museum, full of an incredible amount of memorabilia. staff was pleasant. apple maps is not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa C
via mobile
Nice museum

This is a very informative museum. Several vehicles, a helicopter that you can actually sit in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura N
Read all 155 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
4315 Woodrow Bean, El Paso, TX 79924
+1 915-759-6060
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (155)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

awesome museum, full of an incredible amount of memorabilia. staff was pleasant. apple maps is not correct; the museum is on the right at the base of the mountain, not 3 miles up like the directions will tell you.

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very informative museum. Several vehicles, a helicopter that you can actually sit in, and some dioramas that demonstrate what border patrol agents have to do. Small section dedicated to the memory of K9 agents. Lots of photos and information.

Thank Laura N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Museum! You'll learn a thing or two...or three..or...admission is free. You could take some great photos to share your experience and tell others to brush up on their history about our Border Patrol friends.

Thank lizabell07
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I understand this is the only Border Patrol Museum in the country. Too bad as I think the American public needs to see this and understand that the Border Patrol is fighting a war against International crime organizations to keep this country safe. These dedicated...More

Thank OKhokie
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Decided to visit this Museum after we passed it on the way to town. There is NO ADMISSION FEE for this very well done museum. The displays were very easy to follow and gave a history of the Border Patrol. The vehicles, weapons seized really...More

1  Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We stopped here a year ago and I forgot to review this. What a nice museum this was. I took some great pictures of the prisoners in the helicopter (you can climb up into it and pose lol) I really found this interesting. Next time...More

Thank AZboyinWI
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This museum located in the northeast part of the city is jam-packed with artefacts and engaging displays about an area unique in the US. It is worth the effort to make a visit.

Thank provencherjim
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Visted on 3/9/17. It is free and open Tues through Sat. We kind of thought what the Border Patrol did before visiting the museum but now have a more understanding or what they do and respect and appreciate them even more. While in the area...More

2  Thank CrawlingacrossUSA
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Stopped on the way to Las Cruces and we are glad we took the time and effort. What a learning experience ! I had no idea the Border Patrol did so much with so little. They cover a lot of territory and the pride and...More

Thank Masch40
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This museum gave a good foundation and context to the history of border control - especially timely now. It hasn't been updated for a number of years but is well worth a stop off. Learned information now known before. Glad we went.

1  Thank alkreitner
Nearby Restaurants
Three Pints Pub
34 reviews
2.30 km away
6 reviews
3.44 km away
Casa De Torta
14 reviews
2.39 km away
El Taco Tote
6 reviews
1.65 km away
Nearby Attractions
Franklin Mountains State Park
289 reviews
6.75 km away
El Paso Museum of Archaeology
78 reviews
.09 km away
Cohen Stadium
28 reviews
1.45 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is this museum free? What are the hours and admission
25 September 2016|
Answer Show all 9 answers
Response from Carolyn S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was free if I remember correctly. No idea about the hours.
I felt he review by ams44 was very unfair. It clearly states on its web-site that the Museum offers guided tours with advance notice. The young lady, whom they talked to, had only been working two weeks, and in that time she has done a great job learning about the history of the Border Patrol. However, there are docents available to give tours that have extensive knowledge of the museum and the history of the Patrol. But they are volunteers, thus need some advance notice so they can be available. The young lady answered any questions they might have, and she did this while doing additional duties. We're very proud of our Museum and the men and women who wear the green, come back and see us again ams44, and I hope your next visit is better.
17 September 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Carolyn S | Reviewed this property |
The museum is wonderful and you do not need a guide to get the full experience.