National Border Patrol Museum, El Paso

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The National Border Patrol Museum is located at 4315 Woodrow Bean Transmountain Drive, in the county of El Paso, in the U.S. state of Texas.
The museum was established by a 1979 vote of the Fraternal Order of Retired Border Patrol Officers. The State of Texas issued its incorporation certificate in 1980 as a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization. Its first location from 1985–1992 was the Cortez Building in El Paso. From 1992–1994, museum artifacts were in storage awaiting construction of a new building. The current 10000sqft space opened its doors in 1994, and is located on 2acre of land northeast of El Paso.
This is the only museum solely honoring the Border Patrol, and artifacts cover the agency's entire history. Among the exhibits are weapons and vehicles used, including helicopters. There is a border patrol dog exhibit, an art exhibit and an exhibit of officer badges. Depicted are various methods used by individuals to cross the border between Mexico and the United States.
Membership fees, private and corporation donations, and the purchase of memorial bricks help fund the museum.
No admission fee. Donations accepted.
Gift shop onsite.
Gift Shop accessible online at BorderPatrolMuseum.com/GiftShop/
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
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  • Haven't been here in years so it was nice to go back and see all of the fascinating artifacts used by border patrol agents over the years. Also, the items used by Those who illegally cross the border....  more »
  • Here you will find all the objects migrants have used to cross the border with the United States. Promises that you get a very enjoyable moment there and also surprised not only the craft used but als...  more »
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  • We happened across it and decided to go inside. It was a good learning experience for my family and me. We saw many forms of transportation and equipment used to guard the many borders of our vast nation. By air, sea, or land while traveling over snow, desert, mountains, or water dedicated men, women and their canine partners have sometimes paid the ultimate price to keep our borders safe for nearly 100 years. If you like to read, try Rin Tin Tin.
  • I really enjoyed all the good information. It was well layed out. The staff was extremely helpful. I could definitely spend hours in there. Such a great way to remember a great agency. Thank you to the men and women who serve or have served. Thank you to the people who donated their time and money to make this place a continuous reality. You have my respect and gratitude! You have more support than you know.

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