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. Add Old Mesilla Village to your Las Cruces travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Las Cruces trip builder .
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  • We love everything about Old Mesilla Village. The beautiful Basilica de San Albino, the restaurants and the stores. Great place to spend the day!  more »
  • We checked out Mesilla and enjoyed wandering around the town. Neat shops and restaurants. Pretty area with a nice town square.  more »
  • If you come in the weekend is better cause they have little vender selling nice little items you may not find in the stores. Not to many shop around but you may find something you might like. A lot of...  more »

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