Mesilla, New Mexico
Museums & Tours

Gadsden Museum: A Museum dedicated to Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain & five generations of local history. Home of the famous Gadsden Purchase painting. Open Mon.-Sat. 9:00-11:00 & 1:00-5:00; Sun. 1:00-5:00 on Boutz Road Just off Hwy 28.

Historic Walking Tour of Mesilla, NM: Vesta Siemers and Mary De Varse. This great little publication provides the reader with a wonderful and informative self-paced tour through Old Mesilla. A copy of this publication can be purchased at the Mesilla Book Center.

La Morena Walking Tours & Gallery: Preciliana Sandoval, Native, Storyteller/Artist invites you to see historic battle sites, hear dramatic ghost stories & folklore! Tours daily. Call for schedule (575)647-2639 or (575)640-5800. "Meet me on the plaza, I'll be the one with bullets on!" Gallery in the former Butterfield Stage Stop. One block south of the Plaza. Open Tues.-Sunday. Tours 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. / Gallery open Noon to 5 p.m.

Mountain Dreams: Publishers of the Las Cruces Visitors Map and Guide, supporting the Old Mesilla Association.(575)525-7000.

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum: Since 1998, an interactive 47 acre museum brings to life New Mexico's 3,000 year history of farming & ranching life. Mon.-Sat. 9:00-5:00; Sun. 12:00-5:00. 4100 Dripping Springs Road. (575)522-4100.

San Albino Bascilla: Originally built of adobe in 1855. The church was rebuilt to its present structure in 1906. Visiting hours: 1:00-3:00pm daily, except Sunday. Masses: Sat. 5:30pm, English; Sun. 8:00am, Spanish: Sun. 11:00am, English; Weekdays 7:00am, Spanish. (575)526-9349.

Shalam Colony & Oahspe Mystery Museum: A little museum about some big mysteries: one of the strangest books in the world, the 1882 Oahspe, and the historical "peace colony" it inspired nearby. Was its author the "Jules Verne of New Mexico"? Photo exhibit with books & gifts. Located at 1910 Calle de Parian. Hours: Thur.-Sun. 12:00-5:00. (575)524-9830.

Mesilla, New Mexico, USA
Mesilla, New Mexico

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