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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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  • Several stores are located off the town square. On this Sunday morning there were also local vendors who set up tables around the square to sale their items. Bring your camera and extra money! There a...  more »
  • We are newbies to the southern New Mexico scene! We loved all the history beckoning us to stroll and read about the area. Visiting an art gallery a local talked to us about the 'doors' featured on pos...  more »
  • This is a must stop if you are in southern New Mexico. It is where history meets art. A quaint, relaxing small square with shops, and restaurants nearby. It is a nice escape and fun. I can recommend t...  more »