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Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site

Fm 511, off of FM 1847, Brownsville, TX
+1 956-541-2785
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American History

This is the site of the first Battle of the Mexican American War. It’s cool to be able to try to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chad W
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Peaceful, informative and free

Had a very nice visit. Guide was very informative and friendly. Provides nice overview of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeffrey S
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the site of the first Battle of the Mexican American War. It’s cool to be able to try to visualize how it occurred

Thank Chad W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very nice visit. Guide was very informative and friendly. Provides nice overview of historical events. And it's FREE. Highly recommend.

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not interested in battlefields per se, but since this is the only historical park about The Mexican American War of 1846, I was interested. The museum has a very informative 15 minute film, interesting displays from the perspective of both the Mexican Army...More

Thank capitollover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historical site preserves the history of May 8, 1846, when US and Mexican troops clashed on this prairie. Very nice displays in the Visitors Center, along with a historical documentary film, and extremely nice paths throughout the battlefield with great signage with the opportunity...More

Thank Napunani
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This battlefield site commemorates the Mexican American War. The visitor center has a good video, several displays, and friendly staff to tell you about the events during the war. We didn't know that much about the war, so it was interesting to see how the...More

Thank CKT808
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We were in the area and made a stop. Our kids are at an age that the 15-min video wasn’t a good idea. But we heard good things about it. We walked out on the trails. There is information about the battle all along the...More

Thank Monique G
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

The beginning of the Mexican/American war. Lots of history, and well presented. All trails through the battlefield are well paved and filled with information

Thank Boesdady_20
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Really, this should be on everyone list. It is easy to get to, and easy to enjoy. It features a beautiful Tejas landscape, worth its own to be in and among. The site is beautifully kept, excellent nature, great trail. It is Tejas, so if...More

Thank Orad O
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The visitor's center was short and well done. Recommend stopping here first to read about the battle in order to understand what you're going to see/interpret while outside on the battlefield. If you go in the summer take a hat and zoom lens for the...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Plenty of information on how and why Mexico lost the war. Completely changed my view on the issue. Can't argue with facts.

Thank Meri T
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9 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