Chamizal National Memorial

Chamizal National Memorial

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Chamizal National Memorial

Texas

(915) 532-7273

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Overview

The Chamizal Convention was a milestone in diplomatic relations between Mexico and the United States in 1963. Chamizal National Memorial was established to commemorate this treaty which resulted in the peaceful settlement of a century-long boundary dispute between the neighboring countries. Far more than mere acreage, Chamizal is an idea, a dynamic process, dedicated to furthering the spirit of understanding and goodwill between two nations that share one border. Utilizing the visual, literary and performing arts as a medium of interchange, Chamizal serves as an open door to help people better understand not only other cultures, but their own cultural roots as well.

The visitor center and Los Paisanos Gallery are open Wednesday through Sunday. Park grounds are open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Map of Chamizal

Latitude, Longitude: 31.767220, -106.453840

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Activities

  • Hiking

    The Cordova Island Trail is a 1.8-mile walking trail that encircles the 55-acre urban park. Views of the Franklin and Juarez Mountains, the El Paso downtown skyline and an international bridge can be seen from the trail

  • Historic Sites

    The Memorial offers a number of activities to participate in while visiting the park. Self-paced activities include viewing the History Museum, and visiting the three gallery spaces.

    Chamizal National Memorial offers ranger guided programs that highlight the history of the Chamizal dispute and the sincere diplomacy that ended the 100-year dispute between these two neighbors as well as the culture of the border region. If interested in a ranger program, please contact the memorial to schedule a walk through the history and culture of the borderland.

  • Picnicking

    Please enjoy picnicking at the site.

Seasonality/Weather

Generally sunny. Summers are hot; afternoon and evening thunderstorms are common. Winter is cool and dry. The Memorial's Visitor Center and Los Paisanos Gallery are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Park grounds are open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. The memorial is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Directions

Driving

Visitors traveling east or west on I-10, exit at Hwy 54 and follow the brown Chamizal National Memorial directional signs. If traveling south on Hwy 54, take exit marked Juarez, Mexico, DO NOT proceed onto the International Bridge of The America's but turn right onto Paisano Street, continue to follow signs towards Chamizal.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(915) 532-7273

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