Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park

Description:

On May 8, 1846, United States and Mexican troops clashed on the prairie of Palo Alto. The battle was the first in a two-year long war that changed the map of North America. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park preserves the site of this notable battle and provides an understanding of the causes, events, and consequences of the U.S.-Mexican War.

Directions:

By Plane Brownsville is readily accessible via a number of area airports. The closest terminal is the Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport in Brownsville. Other options include airports in Harlingen, Texas, McAllen, Texas, and Matamoros, Mexico.

By Car Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park lies at the northeast corner of the intersection of FM 1847 (Paredes Line Road) and FM 511, approximately five miles north of downtown Brownsville, TX. From Rt. 77/83 take the FM 511 exit and drive east approximately two miles to reach FM 1847. The park visitor center is located on the east side of 1847, 1,000 feet north of the intersection.

Getting here The battlefield lies ten miles north of the Rio Grande River in Cameron County, at the southern tip of Texas.

 

Phone:

(956) 541 2785

Email:

paal_interpretation@nps.gov

Address:

7200 Paredes Line Road

Brownsville, TX 78526

Activities:

Biking Hiking Wildlife Viewing Photography

Organization:

NPS - National Park Service

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