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Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park

Brownsville Historic Battlefield Hike and Bike Trail, Brownsville, TX 78526, USA

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park protects the sites of the first and second battles of the U.S. War with Mexico: Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma. The park focuses on the battles and the war, but also provides information about how the War with Mexico helped provoke the American Civil War. Soldiers who fought at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma included a large number of future Civil War leaders, including U.S. Grant, James Longstreet, George Meade, John Pemberton and numerous others.


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From I-69/ Hwy 77/ 83: Take the Port of Brownsville exit onto the frontage road. Turn left under the bridge towards Brownsville. Continue on Hwy 550 and merge right onto FM 511, just before the toll road. Turn left onto Paredes Line Rd (FM1847). The Battlefield will be under the bridge, ahead on the right.

Visitor Services

Rest rooms, handicapped accessible, walking trails, book sales area, picnic area. Guided tours offered between December 1st and April 1st each year. Groups of 8 or more can arrange tours year-round by calling 956-541-2785 x 333.

Regular Events

Monthly Living History events - September through May, usually on the first Saturday of each month. Annual Archeology Fair - usually held in October.

Available Interpretation

Visitor center with exhibits and audio-visuals, trails with interpretive signs, programs, guided tours, and special events

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee



Visitor Center: 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Daily. Park Overlook and trails: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM daily. Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day



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