Chamizal National Memorial
After a long-standing boundary dispute between the United States and Mexico concerning the Chamizal, a harmonious settlement was finally made on August 29th, 1963. The Chamizal Treaty was worked out between U.S. President Kennedy and Mexico President Mateos, and today the Chamizal National Memorial exists to commemorate this.
The Chamizal National Memorial is a 55-acre NPS-maintained site that holds an onsite museum, amphitheater, and visitors center. Groups visiting the site can learn more in-depth information about the Chamizal Treaty and the history and culture of the local communities.
Visit the Cultural Center to see various educational exhibits, and then head to the Franklin G Smith Gallery to check out the artwork. There are onsite theater spaces that 'share the parks history and borderland culture' through various annual events and programs. Be sure to check out Nuestra Herencia while here as well, the colorful mural sharing the local history and culture of Chamizal.
Of course, you can also enjoy the various trails, wildlife, and scenery while here, we suggest packing a picnic!