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Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great for history and civil war buffs

Battlefield park is maintained very well. Park rangers are very knowlegable. Wonderful displays... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Larry F
Brownsville, Texas
They closed early for their special program

We arrived at 2:30 p.m. They were closing at 3:30 p.m. we had just enough time to watch the movie... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shelby Township, Michigan
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The site of the first battle in the Mexican-American war in 1846.
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Fm 511, off of FM 1847, Brownsville, TX
+1 956-541-2785
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All reviews american war minute film battle lines visitor center nice stop history buff united states mexican army short minute park ranger interesting information outdoor trails nice path walked out water bottles interactive exhibits nice overview
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Reviewed yesterday

Battlefield park is maintained very well. Park rangers are very knowlegable. Wonderful displays. They Have now blacktopped all roads. Quite a wonderful outing

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Larry F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 2:30 p.m. They were closing at 3:30 p.m. we had just enough time to watch the movie about the Mexican-American War and the border dispute. they have a decent exhibit with artifacts and lots of facts about the war, who led the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank S8674RWsusanm
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This site was staffed by informative park rangers and offered an excellent video of the events leading up to the US-Mexico conflict that played out here. You learn much more than was provided in secondary school textbooks about US expansion, Texas independence, and the conflict...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 50StateVisitor
Reviewed 27 July 2018

The visitors center has many exhibits that explain the battle and the Mexican American war. There is also an interesting film. It was way too hot to actually tour the battlefield, however. The rangers have National park "passports" for the children that can be stamped...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank W8219GYjim
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This is a small visitor center with information about the Mexican American war. They have a number of interactive exhibits and information. They have a short 15 minute film explains the basics about what happened there. There is a trail with signage that you could...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank dbwokc
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Took my Girl Scouts! Had an informative walk looking for plant and native birds. Great information on Mexica America War. Great place to visit if you are a bird watcher. Great staff.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank starose198
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

The war of Mexico and U.S. was back in 1846. They battled it out for 2 years. I believe a treaty was signed and Mexico gave up parts of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. To know that it started here in Palo Alto (Brownsville)...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 671perlan
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is one of those places you drive past alll the time and never stop but we did stop and really learned a lot about part of history that I never knew about. Not taxing with a cool museum to stop for the end of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank sharonsA3123DN
Reviewed 2 April 2018

A little difficult to find...they have moved the visitor center and it was not updated on our GPS. Interesting history. We didn't walk out to the battlefield site because it was raining.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jackie57
Reviewed 25 March 2018

For a short visit, I would highly recommend visiting Palo Alto Battlefield. It is very interesting, the customer service is excellent, and the facility is very well kept. To make things even better, visiting here is free. Only con I see, is that while this...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank LuckyNumba13
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10 April 2016|
Response from Torte_Sue | Reviewed this property |
The Park Service has this on its website and we did see dogs on the trails Can I bring my dog along? Dogs are allowed in parking lots and on park trails as long as they are on a leash. Only service dogs are allowed inside... More