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Old Mesilla Village, Las Cruces

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A small town of 2,200 people, Old Mesilla Village brings New Mexico history to life. Many current residents are direct descendants of the original settlers, who were a mix of Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo-American. The traditional architecture and adobe-style buildings still line the town's streets. Several families provide guided tours of the town, or you can pick up a brochure at the book center on the Plaza and take a self-guided walking tour of the area. Don't miss the Basilica of San Albino, constructed in 1855 of adobe. The church, which holds services in English and in Spanish, was rebuilt to its current state in 1906. This small town has played a role in many historical events, such as the Gadsden Purchase, the Civil War, and the trial of Billy the Kid--an outlaw of the Old West. Make Old Mesilla Village part of your personalized Las Cruces itinerary using our Las Cruces travel itinerary planner.
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  • If you stop in Las Cruces and like shopping, Old Mesilla is a must see. The shops range from nicknacks to clothes and jewelry to home decor and books. Make sure to stop in at La Posta. Their Mexican f...  more »
  • A great way to experience " Old Mexico" be sure to be there when the locals have their arts and crafts for sale in the park.  more »
  • We visited Mesilla Village for a couple hours on a nice sunny day. There is plenty of free parking available. It is very easy to walk the area around the plaza. There are plenty of place to eat, shop ...  more »