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National Border Patrol Museum


National Border Patrol Museum

4315 Woodrow Bean, El Paso, TX

El Paso’s status as a border town with Mexico inevitably brings up questions and curiosity about border crossing, and life in the United States versus Mexico. This curious little museum answers some of those questions from the perspective of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

Some of the more interesting the exhibits here address the history of the Border Patrol, and how the agency works to reduce the trafficking of contraband items, such as drugs and weapons. There are exhibits showing various handmade contraptions people have used to try to cross illegally, as well as full-size border patrol vehicles.


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday

Things to Know

Admission is free; the museum operates by donations and proceeds from gift shop sales.