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Old Mesilla Village, Las Cruces

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Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Driving through Las Cruces, I stopped at Old Mesilla village for a bite and some culture. Lovely old town NM style buildings and roads and in the center is the plaza with a kiosk and a...  more »
  • The shops were delightful and everyone took great care for your health and safety during this Covid pandemic. Parking was convenient across the street. Easy to get to and I found a nice souvenir to...  more »
  • I love it here, just to walk around. The shops are so nice to go into, there's a variety of everything to buy. The book store is so cute, I love the crystal shop and the tea shop is amazing as well!!
  • A fun place to look threw small shops. Just opened today for customers inside.

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