Team Header
Search Las Cruces Homes Search Las Cruces Homes Las Cruces Real Estate Search Login Las Cruces Real Estate Search Access

Las Cruces News, Sports and Entertainment!

guide to las cruces, things to see and do in and around las cruces NM

Use your smartphone to scan this QR code and bookmark this site on both your online browser and your phone's browser.

Old Mesilla

Since its' beginning, around 1848, Mesilla has had a major influence on the economic, cultural, historical, and political life of Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley. From the Gadsden Purchase, to the Civil War, to the Butterfield Stage Coach Trail, to the trial of Billy the Kid, to being a lively social center in the 1880s--Mesilla has been a prominent part of the rich history and our diverse heritage and culture.

Below you will find only a few highlights of "Old Mesilla" that we have selected.

You should Visit the Old Mesilla Website - learn about the history, the  many exciting events, festivals, and fiestas, and everything else Mesilla offers for today's visitors.


Old Mesilla was originally a Spanish settlement, founded in the early 1800's, that was part of Mexico. Now, it is the best-known and most visited historical community in Southern New Mexico. The Mesilla Website covers history, events, entertainment, restaurants, shopping and  More...

Double Eagle Restaurant
Double Eagle Restaurant, Old Mesilla New Mexico, Mesilla New Mexico.

On the national register of historic sites, this 19th century hacienda style home is restored to its original splendor - including all the furnishings and antiques. Now on to the finest restaurants in Old Mesill and in Las Cruces.  More... 


The old adobe complex, with its elegant gate that's a popular subject for local artists, also contains Josefina's Restaurant, Historical Inn, Old Gate Antiques and a day spa. It's now owned by relatives of the original family. Expect a warm welcome.



La Posta de Mesilla RestaurantLa Posta Restaurant, Old Mesilla New Mexico, Mesilla New Mexico

The La Posta de Mesilla Restaurant is located in the La Posta Compound, which was originally constructed in the 1840's. The Compound became an important stop on the Butterfield Stagecoach line, and one of the finest lodging on the route. The La Posta restaurant was first opened in 1939.The business has grown to become one of the most famous restaurants in the Southwest.  More...

San Albino Church, Old Mesilla New Mexico, Mesilla New MexicoSan Albino Church

San Albino Church was established in 1851, making it one of the oldest missions in the Mesilla Valley. The current building was constructed on the foundation of the original adobe church.



Fountain TheatreFountain Theatre,  Old Mesilla New Mexico, Mesilla New Mexico

Built in 1905, the Fountain Theatre is New Mexico's oldest movie house, and in the early days, presented both cinema and vaudeville performances. The theatre is still owned by a member of the Fountain family. In addition to being the oldest theatre in New Mexico, the Fountain Theatre also bears the distinction of being the only continuously-operating movie theatre in the state.  More...

See More Of What Las Cruces Has To Offer At Guide To Las Cruces.

Did you find this helpful?
Print This Page
Evelyn Bruder
Evelyn Bruder Las Cruces Real Estate Dream Team
(575) 650-7224

141 Roadrunner Parkway Suite 141
Las Cruces, NM 88011

Steinborn & Associates Real Estate (575) 522-3698

Las Cruces RealtorLas Cruces Real Estate ABRLas Cruces Homes SpecialistLas Cruces Real Estate e-PROLas Cruces Real Estate GRILas Cruces MLSLas Cruces Real Estate Cyber StarSteinborn & Associates Real Estate Top Producer