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Palmito Ranch Battlefield

South of Tx State Hwy 4, Brownsville, TX
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We really enjoyed the voice over that we accessed on the radio channel.

I would have loved to see more of the land, but it's impossible with how difficult the terrain is... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Michelle J
Tucson, Arizona

Was great enjoyed the walk all kinds of sights and history. Pretty walking path, just part of the... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
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South of Tx State Hwy 4, Brownsville, TX
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I would have loved to see more of the land, but it's impossible with how difficult the terrain is. It was very interesting and informative.

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Was great enjoyed the walk all kinds of sights and history. Pretty walking path, just part of the battlefields in Brownsville to visit but one of the best.

Thank bwcows01
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This battlefield is pretty hard to find - it's WAY out of town, and on Texas Highway 4, which is the road ending at Boca Chica Beach - it is NOT the road to Port Isabel and South Padre Island. You have be at the...More

Thank rollingstoneman
Reviewed 24 March 2016

It was not an easy place to find. They have a few markers and a AM radio station gives you information about the battle. I have visited a few Civil War battlefields and this one was kinda disappointing. The battle itself was fluid and this...More

Thank ibshydude
Reviewed 9 March 2016

First, the battlefield is somewhat hard to find. It is on Boca Chica Blvd. a few miles east of the airport. There is a historical marker by the road which is nice but is more informative if you turn your AM radio to 1610 and...More

Thank RMH_9
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The end of th Civil War, the last man killed in the war, and the "end" of the state geographically. Truly a destination fo all Civil War buffs. As a bonus, drive to the end of the highway and walk south to the border along...More

Thank dmahalek
Reviewed 10 December 2015

The last battle of the Civil War was fought here after the Civil War was over...it took that long for news to reach this area. There is no visitors center here......just plaques along the road. It's very interesting to read them as you drive along....More

Thank dontlikesnow44
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This was a very well done historical stop. The interactive map and the tie in to your AM radio to tell you both the story of the battle and about the surrounding wild life management area were spot on.

Thank Laxref29
Reviewed 1 March 2015

The area along the road on the way to the end of the road at Boca Chica Beach is where the last battle of the Civil War took place, with the troops of the Confederacy ironically winning this engagement a month after the surrender of...More

2  Thank happytraveler30183
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Palmito Ranch is the site of the last land battle of the Civil War, fought after the surrender at Appomadux. Both sides were aware of the surrender, but chose to fight. The AM 1620 recording gives a very good account of the battle and is...More

1  Thank Edge W
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