Chamizal National Memorial

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.

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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.