Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site,Texas

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site is the only unit of the National Park Service with a primary focus on the U.S.-Mexican War. It is also one of the very few historic sites associated with the life and career of Zachary Taylor, twelfth president of the United States. (Believe us, we’ve looked.) Taylor’s victories at Palo Alto and at Buena Vista in present-day Mexico led him the presidency in 1848. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site recounts the entire Mexican War–including the details of its origins and the broad range of consequences. In an effort to turn a scene of conflict into a place of bi-national exchange and understanding, all research and interpretation conducted by the park reflects perspectives of both the United States and Mexico.

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